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Sylviane Diouf, an award-winning scholar and author of numerous essays, articles, scholarly monographs and children's books on the African Diaspora, will give a lecture on Tuesday, March 17, at 7 p.m. in Student Center 2222-2223 as part of the Africana Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts.

Diouf is director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery and a curator at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. She received the 2007 Wesley-Logan Prize of the American Historical Association and the 2009 Sulzby Award of the Alabama Historical Association. Diouf was a finalist for the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for her book, "Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America," which is an account of the last slave ship to America, whose 110 captives arrived in Mobile in 1860.

This event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Robin Sabino at sabinro@auburn.edu.