Identity and Connections among African, Afro-Caribbean, and African American Communities in the United States




Silver Spring, MD


June 12-25, 2022


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




Out of many, one. Savannah, Georgia recently erected a monument to soldiers from Saint Domingue (Haiti) who traveled to the area in 1779 to make common cause with the American Revolutionary War. Jamaican immigrants contributed to the Harlem Renaissance, the cultural movement that cross-pollinated ideas of African Americans and Afro-Caribbean creatives into a uniquely American flowering. A cause célèbre of Harlem Renaissance was support for Ethiopian resistance to Italian incursions. Decades later, with the end of quotas in 1965, Ethiopians and Nigerians would make up the largest groups of African immigrants. Tapping into Montgomery College, Howard University, and Washington, DC’s wealth of resources, and interrogating the terms “African American,” and “Diaspora,” this institute will feature scholars from a range of disciplines sharing their research with participants who will acquire insights and resources to support publication or diversification of their curricula.

Project Director(s)

Cinder Cooper Barnes; Mbye Cham

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Nemata Blyden; Celia Daniels; Ezekiel Ette; Thomas Glave; Maurice Hall; Terry-Ann Jones; Msia Kibona Clark; Terry Rey; Violet Showers Johnson; Chantalle Verna

Grantee Institution

Montgomery College

Funded through the Division of Education Programs