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2006-2007 Distinguished Aficana Scholars Lecture Series
Friday, October 6, 2006 at 6:30 p.m.
"Eric Williams and
the Continuing Challenges of a Diverse Caribbean"
Dr. Colin A. Palmer
Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University
Jamaican-born Colin A. Palmer is the Dodge Professor of History at Princeton University. He
received his BA at the University College of the West Indies/London and his MA and Ph.D from the
University of Wisconsin. Palmer has taught at Oakland University and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Chair of the Department of History and held the rank of
\Villiam Rand Kenan Professor. He also taught at the Graduate School and University Center of the
City University of New York and was named a Distinguished Professor. Palmer has held several
fellowships and has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center, The Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the Stanford Humanities Center. He is the author of
numerous books and articles, including Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-
1650; Human Cargoes: The British Slave Trade to Spanish America, 1700-1739; Passageways:
An Interpretive History of Black America (2 vols.); Eric Williams and the Making of the
Modem Caribbean. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of African American
Life and Culture (6 vols.). Palmer is currently writing a book tentatively entitled "The Politics
of Power: Cheddi Jagan, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the Struggle for Guyana."
Wertheim Performing Arts Center
11200 S.W. 8th Street Miami, Florida
*Admissionfree and open to the public. Refreshments will be served both prior to
andfollowing the lecture. Music will be supplied by Steel Away. Please be seated by 7.20 p.m.
*Books by Eric Williams and Colin Palmer will be available for purchase and signing.
For Information, please call305.919.5521 or 305.271.7246
*Co-sponsored by Florida International University,
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*The Eric E. Williams Memorial Lecture at FIU
depends solely on the generosity of its patrons. Contributions are welcome.
Directions: Take 1-95 North or South to 836 (Dolphin Expressway) West.
Continue on 836 West to the NW 107th Avenue South exit.
Proceed on 107th Ave. to SW 16th Street.
Turn right into Florida International University and follow directional signs.
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