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Africana Studies Program Spring Lecture

The WVU Department of History, along with the Africana Studies program will host Dr. Westenley Alcenat next Tuesday, April 5 at 2 p.m. for the Spring 2022 online lecture. This year's speaker is Dr. Alcenat's talk is titled "Children of Africa, Shall be Haytians:" Prince Saunders, Black Emigration to Haiti, and Radical Origins of Universal Citizenship, 1971-1866. Dr. Alcenat is a historian of the 19th century U.S and Caribbean. His scholarship covers the shared histories of African-Americans and Afro-Caribbean peoples in connection with the wider African Diaspora in the Atlantic World. His manuscript in revision is a study of the Haitian and Black American origins of universalist conceptions of Black citizenship in the Atlantic world. The book examines the intellectual roots and the social history of ideas of universal equality as articulated by African-American emigrants who resettled in Haiti throughout the 19th century.