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Historic National Conference

“ISLAMIC WEST AFRICA’S LEGACY OF LITERACY AND MUSIC TO AMERICA AND THE WORLD”

AND

"SLAVERY AND ITS LEGACY"

(Intergenerational—Transferring the Legacy)
February 19-22, 2011

JACKSON, MISS. – Tougaloo College, in collaboration with the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, and other local, national, and international partners, will host two national conferences in February that will bring to Jackson scholars, artists, and community leaders to explore West Africa’s literary and musical legacy, issues of slavery and justice, and Muslim cultural identity.

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Conference is FREE with meals included!


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Friday, February 18, 2011
10 am to 5 pm
Early Registration and Tour of Exihibition


Saturday, February 19, 2011
7 am to 8 am
Continental Breakfast
8 am to 8:30 am
Opening Program, Welcoming Presentations
8:30 am to 10 am
Artistic and Aesthetic Value of the Material Culture of Mali and Demonstration
10 am to 12 pm
Panel: “Islam and the Promotion of Literacy” (Keynote: “Literature and Ancient African Manuscripts)
12 pm to 1 pm
LUNCHEON/Keynote Presentation: “The American Muslim Cultural Identity, It’s Debt to Imam Warith Deen Mohammed, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), Muhammad Ali”
1 pm to 3 pm
Panel: Islamic West Africa’s Cultural Impact on America and the World/Keynote
3 pm to 5 pm

Panel: Islam in Early America and Present Day Influence
6 pm to 7:30 pm
EVENING RECEPTION PROGRAM
6:30 to 7:30 pm
SPECIAL YOUNG ADULT BREAKOUT SESSION
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Muslim Roots of the Mississippi Blues TO HIP HOP
9:30 pm to 12 am
Blues and HIP HOP Jam Session & Concert
Sunday, February 20, 2011
7 am to 8 am
Continental Breakfast
8 am to 12 pm
Strategic Planning Workshop Session
8 am to 10 p.m
Special Presentations by Young Adult Leaders
10 am to 12 pm
A New History for A New Future
12 pm to 1 pm
LUNCHEON/Keynote Presentation: “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Civil Rights Movement and American Muslims”
1 pm to 5 pm
SPECIAL BLENDED SESSIONS
5 pm to 6:30 pm
DINNER/Special Keynote “Scholars of Peace, Islamic Jurisprudence: A Pathway to Alternative Dispute Resolution For African Americans”
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Special Presentation and Discussion: Global Reparations Movement and The Ancient African Manuscripts
 
Monday, February 21, 2011
8:00-8:30 a.m.
Registration
8:30-8:45 a.m.
Welcome and conference overview
8:45-9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address “Gender in Slavery Studies: Enslaved and Free Women of Color in the Americas."
9:45-11:15 a.m.
Panel on Slavery and the North-South Divide
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Panel on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Rhode Island and Mississippi "Slavery and its Impact on Rhode Island"
1:00-2:15 p.m.
LUNCH Roundtable interaction with presenters
2:30-4:00 p.m.
Panel on Slavery and Resistance
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Panel on Literature, Oral history, and the Arts of Slavery
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Panel on Slavery and its Legacy Today
12:30-1:30 p.m.
LUNCH Roundtable interaction with presenters
 

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