Dark Continent: (Re)Thinking and (Re)Defining The Way We Study and Learn Africa | National Humanities Center

Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Dark Continent: (Re)Thinking and (Re)Defining The Way We Study and Learn Africa

African Diaspora; African History; Immigration; Stereotypes

Terza Lima-Neves (Professor of Political Science, Johnson C. Smith University)

October 11, 2018

When you think of “Africa”, What images and words first comes to mind? Are these positive or negative? Do you think of specific individuals, countries and cultures? How about the way you have learned about Africa through the education system? What messages were given to you during your school years about Africa? This webinar will move beyond sensationalized popular stories of Africa, often referred to as the “Dark Continent” to focus on the current realities, successes and challenges as well as general themes illustrated through specific country examples from the African perspective. Additionally, the discussion will also offer an overview of the African diaspora/immigrant communities, with a particular focus on African youth as leaders and change makers. Join us and discover how Africans on the continent and in the diaspora/immigrant communities see themselves as well as how we, as educators, can be more intentional about creating academic spaces and identifying materials where we allow Africans to share their own stories, in their own voices.


History / Education Studies / African Diaspora / African History / Immigration / Stereotypes /


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