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February 24: Celebrate Black History Month by exploring relations between African and Native Americans

Tiya Miles discusses the interconnections between African Americans and Native Americans as the Eiteljorg's Black History Month Lecture

When: Saturday February 24 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Where: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art

Tiya Miles is Assistant Professor in American Culture and at the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the interrelated and comparative histories of African Americans and Native Americans. In addition, she is interested in African American women's history and literature and the history, literature, and feminist thought and activism of women of color. Her recently released book, Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom, is about an enslaved black woman, her Cherokee owner and “husband,” and the challenges experienced by their mixed-race children in nineteenth-century Georgia and Oklahoma.
If this event sounds interesting, you should check out other examinations of the interactions between African Americans and marginal groups. The Affrilachian Poets on February 8 are a good example. A good contrast might be the African minority in Mexico, shown in the film "African Blood" February 22.

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