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Historian discusses lives of last known U.S. slave ship passengers

January 30, 2019
By Greg Phillips

The story of the Clotilda is about more than just the last known ship to bring slaves from Africa to the U.S. — it’s about a group of teenagers who built a life and a lasting community in a strange land.

Dr. Sylviane Diouf, an African Diaspora historian and author of the book “Dreams of…

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Author, historian Diouf to speak at TROY

January 4, 2019
By Greg Phillips

African Diaspora historian and author Dr. Sylviane Diouf will deliver the 2019 McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History on Monday, Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. at Troy University’s Crosby Theater.

Founded in 2000, the McPherson-Mitchell Lecture in Southern History is named in honor of former Troy University History Department faculty members Milton McPherson and Norma Mitchell….

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Revolutionary 100-year-old Alabama native to speak at TROY Dothan

December 4, 2018
By Greg Phillips

Troy University’s Dothan Campus will host a screening of the documentary “First Lady of the Revolution,” about Henrietta Boggs, who served a key role in the Costa Rican Civil War, on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Sony Hall.

Boggs, 100, is an Alabama native and will attend the screening, which will be followed…

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