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Exploring Africa and the Diaspora Celebration

Exploring Africa and the Diaspora Celebration


Friday, April 20th, 5pm-7:30pm

Don’t miss this great (free) event at University of Dubuque Heritage Center!  There are 10 countries represented this year with educational booths, great music, an amazing fashion show and tons of food and fun!  Click on the image for full details.  We hope to see you there!

What is Diaspora?
-African Diaspora is the term commonly used to describe the mass dispersion of peoples from Africa during the Transatlantic Slave Trades, from the 1500s to the 1800s. This Diaspora took millions of people from Western and Central Africa to di?erent regions throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.
-The term diaspora comes from an ancient Greek word meaning "to scatter about." And that's exactly what the people of a diaspora do — they scatter from their homeland to places across the globe, spreading their culture as they go.


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