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  • Columbus, OH
  • 1973

Selected pages from a term paper written for a graduate seminar in cultural anthropology in the summer quarter of 1973 at Ohio State University.

Notes: As an anthropologist who works with art, Blackness, and religion, reading this paper felt like “Apple, meet Tree.” The tone and detail of the paper reflects not only what she learned from research but the political aims of this term paper. Like much of the work in the period, this is a “conscious attempt” at re-education after the mis-education on “African people...here in the diaspora, or in Africa itself.” The photocopies of images taped onto pages in the paper, as well as the traced maps of Africa and the Americas, reflect the technologies she would have had access to at the time but also, I think, a determination motivated by Pan-African politics.