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Lecture: African Americans in 20th Century Denmark Searching for Utopia

Photo of speaker Ethelene Whitmier next to a painting of people in a sunflower field
Oct 24
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Lecture: African Americans in 20th Century Denmark Searching for Utopia
Oct 24, 2019
7:00pm - 8:30pm PST
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w/ Professor Ethelene Whitmire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Afro-American Studies

Why did African American scholars, jazz musicians, singers, journalists, artists, students, Black Panthers, conscientious objectors among many others go to Denmark to perform, study, and to live? What were they searching for? What did they find? Learn why Booker T. Washington, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald and other well-known and many unknown African Americans were captivated by this small Scandinavian country.

Co-sponsored by UW Scandinavian Studies Department and the Northwest African American Museum. We are happy to extend the membership price to our friends at Northwest African American Museum and the UW Scandinavian Studies Department. 

Cost: $10 for Members; $15 general admission. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

Lecture: African Americans in 20th Century Denmark Searching for Utopia

w/ Professor Ethelene Whitmire, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Afro-American Studies

Why did African American scholars, jazz musicians, singers, journalists, artists, students, Black Panthers, conscientious objectors among many others go to Denmark to perform, study, and to live? What were they searching for? What did they find? Learn why Booker T. Washington, Dexter Gordon, Ella Fitzgerald and other well-known and many unknown African Americans were captivated by this small Scandinavian country.

Co-sponsored by UW Scandinavian Studies Department and the Northwest African American Museum. We are happy to extend the membership price to our friends at Northwest African American Museum and the UW Scandinavian Studies Department. 

Cost: $10 for Members; $15 general admission. Tickets will also be available at the door. 

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