Webster Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

Feb. 16, 2017

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy
Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the United States Embassy for a series of events celebrating of Black History Month 2017.

The program launch included three panel discussions centered around the following topics: Pan Africanism, African Diasporan Returnees, and African Music, Dance, Drama, and Folklore. 

Webster Ghana campus director Christa Sanders and academic director Michael Williams contributed to the panel discussions.

In addition to the panels, the partners are also holding educational programs for high school students and film screenings for children. 

There will also be a "Spoken Word" night in which Webster students will be involved. That event on Thursday, Feb. 23, will be on the theme, "Pan Africanism and W.E.B DuBois' 149th Birthday."

Black History Month will culminate with a "Negro Spiritual Black Keys Concert."

Ghana is the first nation in Sub-Saharan African to have received independence from the British, which took place on March 6, 1957. The country has become the destination of choice for African diasporans in search of an ancestral connection with Africa.

Webster University established its first presence on the African continent in 2013 and began offering programs in Accra in 2014. Last year the campus relocated within the Ghanaian capital to the business and residential neighborhood of East Legon in the Greater Accra region, where students can interact with students of other universities in the area.

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