AFRICANS IN INDIA - From Slaves to Generals and Rulers - UN Main Lobby - Exhibit

REMEMBER SLAVERY: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots

Wednesday 17 February 2016 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Opening "Africans in India - From Slaves to Generals and Rulers"
at the Visitors Lobby, United Nations, New York.

In this album, the photos were taken based on the exhibition's Opening Remarks and Reception.

Also, there are a few photos from the Closing Reception (March 30).

Below text is based on the list of the "Commemorative Programme of Activities":

"The exhibition, which was on the display at the United Nations through March 30, is created by the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library. The curators are Dr. Sylviane A. Diouf, Director of the Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center, and Dr. Kenneth X. Robbins, collector and expert in Indian art. The exhibition tells the history of enslaved East Africans in India, known as Sidis and Habshis, who rose to positions of military and political authority. It is also a testimony of the open-mindedness of Indian society and sheds light on the slave trade in the Indian Ocean and the history of Africa and its diaspora in India. "

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