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Between the Lines: Sylviane Diouf (New Date!)

March 13, 2014

Program Locations:

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

Award-winning historian and Curator of Digital Collections at the Schomburg Center, Sylviane Diouf delivers an in-depth look at who the maroons were in the larger context of resistance during American slavery in Slavery’s Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons, the first book on the American maroons' experience. Diouf will be in conversation with Eric Foner, Pulitzer Prize winner and DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University. A book signing will follow the event.


"With impressive research and vivid prose, Diouf directs our attention to maroons within the United States. From the Great Dismal Swamp of Virginia to the frontier regions of Louisiana, she shows, fugitive slaves managed to survive without fleeing to the North. An important addition to our understanding of slave society and black resistance."-Eric Foner, author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery

Sylviane Diouf, an award-winning historian, is Curator of Digital Collections at the Schomburg Center. She has curated digital and physical exhibitions on Africans in India, African American migrations, the abolition of the slave trade, the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean world, and the black world in the 20th century. Find out more about Digital Schomburg here.