Senegal in Black and White: Fashioning Racial Identities

  • October 21, 2019 • 3 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Seigle 103

Join internationally acclaimed designer, Rama Diaw, and colonial legal scholar, Serigne Coulbary, for a discussion on law, race, and legacy in Saint Louis, Senegal.  These ideas, in addition to photographs from early 20th century Senegal, meshed to become the inspiration for Diaw’s 2019 collection, Black and White.

“Two cities with the same name. One in Africa, one in America. Cities dedicated to generations of King Louis, joined by the legacies of French Colonialism.”

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Sponsored by the Department of African & African American Studies.