This conference will be held at the State University of New York at Buffalo's North Campus October 12 and 13, 2000.
Africans have been in Germany since the 1400s, and Afro-German children have been born to couples as diverse as German colonial settlers and African women and African American GIs and their German "Frolleins" after World War II. Today there are 500,000 Afro-Germans. Speakers will address the questions of race, identity, and belonging that have emerged in this context. Professor Anne Adams of Cornell's Department of Africana Studies will give the keynote speech, "The Souls of Black Volk." To begin the meeting, "Everything Will Be Fine," an award-winning comedy about Afro-Germans today, will be shown at Hallwalls Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.
A full day of presentations and films will follow on Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the university's North Campus and from 8 to 10 p.m. at Hallwalls.
Department of History
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4130
(716) 645-2181 x 584 (o)
(716) 645-5954 (fax)
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