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The Historical Silences of Africans in Early Virginia
This year, the Virginia Africana Associates annual conference will be presented as an online keynote lecture by Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University on the topic of historical silences of Africans in early Virginia.

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Presented in partnership with Virginia Humanities.

Oct 23, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Casandra Newby-Alexander
Dean @College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University
Cassandra Newby-Alexander is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University where she is also a Professor of History and Director of the Joseph Jenkins Roberts Center for African Diaspora Studies. She earned her BA in American Government and African American Studies from the University of Virginia and her PhD in American History from the College of William and Mary in 1992. She was the project director of the 1619 Conference Series, served in various academic and civic roles, received numerous grants, consulted with community groups and published extensively. Most recently she co-chaired the Governor’s Commission on African American History Education in the Commonwealth. Dr. Newby-Alexander has a passion for history and for educating the public about our real history.