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Behind the Scenes of Cotton Town with Africana Studies at Bowdoin College

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English, Tess Chakkalakal, will discuss her collaboration with the Maine Maritime Museum in teaching the Introduction to Africana Studies in which students, for the first time in the history of the course, curated an exhibit at the Museum on the subject of ships and slavery. Professor Chakkalakal will provide insight on class conversations connecting African American literature, multiplicity of perspectives, and the challenges of exhibiting these narratives in a gallery. This event is free, but preregistration is required.


Maine Maritime Museum
(207) 443-1316
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Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530 United States
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(207) 443-1316
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