Workshop for teachers on “The Giants of Africa: Teaching Politics and Popular Culture in Twentieth Century Nigeria and South Africa"

Feb. 13, 2010

The UNC Project on Historical Education will host a workshop for teachers on “The Giants of Africa: Teaching Politics and Popular Culture in 20th Century Nigeria and South Africa," led by Lisa Lindsay, associate professor of history at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Lindsay will provide an overview of the decolonization experience in Africa. Using the musician Fela and the sport of soccer as two case studies, she will explore new ways to teach African political economy, apartheid and youth movements.

Dr. Lindsay is an expert in late nineteenth and early twentieth century West Africa. Her current work explores the connections between West Africa and the Southern United States through the experience of one man and his family. She teaches the popular course, “The Atlantic Slave Trade,” to undergraduates at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The workshop is free and open to the public. Food and beverage will be provided throughout the day. Donations will be accepted to offset workshop costs. Attendees can earn .5 CEU.

Ample free parking is available onsite.

The workshop is co-sponsored by the School of Education and the Department of History.

Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Place: Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, 9201 Seawell School Road, Chapel Hill
Registration: Complete our online registration form or send an email to and write "Registration" in the subject line.
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