"The first wave of forced African migrations began during the Transatlantic Slave Trade (16th-19th century).
Europeans captured or bought African slaves, mostly from West Africa, and brought them to Europe, and later on to South and North America.
Participants will discuss how to have productive conversations about current events, such as police brutality and Black Lives Matters.
Additionally, participants will learn about ways to use PGAAMCC as a resource to further develop these concepts into pedagogy.
As was the case in its westward expansion across North and West Africa, Islam took hold in the Indian Ocean through a combination of trade, military conquest, and peaceful conversion-the latter mostly done through the work of Sufis (Muslim ascetics).
On May 20, 2017 we will be celebrating our 46th annual Black Family Day event on the UC Davis campus.
Patrick Manning refuses to divide the African diaspora into the experiences of separate regions and nations.
Instead, he follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
By the fourteenth century, Muslim-ruled city-states dotted the East African coastline and gained popular support in Malaysia and Sumatra (Indonesia); by the mid-sixteenth century, Islam had not only become dominant in northern India but counted a number of vibrant communities in distant China.
During the Yuan and Ming dynasties, Muslims enjoyed protected status and even held high-ranking government positions-as with the Admiral Zheng He, who led an imperial fleet to East Africa in 1414.
Yet at the beginning of the twentieth century, the near-elimination of slavery brought new forms of discrimination that removed almost all blacks from government for half a century.
Manning underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history, demonstrating the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity, especially in regards to the processes of industrialization and urbanization.
In time, the descendents of Afro-Arabs would become among the leading sailors in the region.