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Don't miss this community reception and Q&A with public historian Dr. Tiya Miles, recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship Award based on her creative and innovative research on the complex relationships between African and Cherokee people in colonial America.  Miles was featured in this month's BLAC magazine article regarding her work and its accolades: http://www.blacdetroit.com/BLAC-Detroit/March-2012/The-Genius-of-Dr-Tiya-Miles/

 

Tiya Miles serves as the Elsa Barkley Brown Collegiate Professor of African American Women’s History, Chair of the Afroamerican and African Studies program and Professor of American Culture, History, Native American Studies, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan. She is also the founder and creator of ECO Girls. ECO Girls engages girls in a wide range of eco-cultural activities that expand their experiences and modes of thought, provide a context for positive friendship building, inspire environmentally-conscious and community-minded action, and prepare girls for future leadership in the development of healthy, ethical, sustainable, and resilient human cultures on our earth.

 

This event is free and open to the public, and presented in partnership with the Wayne State University Department of Africana Studies.  For more information call (313) 494-5800.

 

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 494-5800
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