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Learning Lunch With Visiting Fulbright Professor And Scholar In Residence At University Of South Alabama, Dr. Dieudonné Gnammankou
January 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The History Museum of Mobile’s upcoming Learning Lunch Program will take place on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 12:00 pm and will feature Dr. Dieudonné Gnammankou. He will speak on the Development of the Benin International Museum of Memory and Slavery which will open in Ouidah in 2023. He is a Visiting Fulbright Professor and Scholar in Residence at University of South Alabama, and he will connect his work about the slave trade on the West African coast with the stories of the Clotilda and the community groups in Africatown.
Dieudonné Gnammankou (Ph.D. EHESS-Paris) is a West African historian from Benin National University of Abomey-Calavi (African History, African Diaspora, Slavic and European Studies) and a member of the Benin Museums Scientific Committee. He is one of the world’s leading experts on Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and his African heritage. His current research is focused on African contributions to European cultural, scientific, and military history and on African resistance to the slave trade from the 15th to the 19th century.
The History Museum of Mobile invites the public to attend the free Learning Lunch lecture series. Guests are encouraged to bring their lunch and enjoy a presentation on an historical or cultural topic. For more information on Learning Lunch, contact Jennifer Theeck, Curator of Education, at (251) 301-0270 or by email at email@example.com.