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15 Feb
Africans In India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers
Event Type

Lectures, Symposia, Etc., Meetings & Conferences


Arts & Culture, Diversity

Target Audience

Faculty, Graduate Students


University Unit
African Studies Program
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Africans In India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority.

This exhibition, the first of its kind, retraces—in over 100 photographic reproductions of paintings and contemporary photographs—the lives and achievements of a few of the many talented and prominent Sidis of yesterday.

Introduction by Kenneth X. Robbins, Omar H. Ali, and Jazmin Graves at 4pm

Exhibition opening and reception from 5-7 pm, University Art Gallery

Friday, February 15 at 4:00 p.m.

Frick Fine Arts Auditorium, 125 650 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15260