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Dr. Paula D. Royster Book Signing & Discussion

October 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

University of Cincinnati African American Cultural & Resource Center

Paula D. Royster Book Signing
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Registration is FREE for this Dr. Paula D. Royster Book Signing!

Enjoy a candid discussion on the invention of racism, whiteness as an inherited property, the intellectual presence of enslaved Africans in Western nations, racialized Christianity, and how language is used to maintain status of power in I. AM. ARAPI.: The Journey of Akan Israelites in the Islamic Slave Trade is based on the true stories of enslaved Africans and their descendants in Southeastern Europe. Don’t miss the Dr. Paula D. Royster Book Signing & Discussion.


This Dr. Paula D. Royster Book Signing FREE and open to the public. You can register for FREE tickets online. Books will be available for purchase before and after the discussion.
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The manipulation and disruption of the historical continuities through subjective imagery have lasting consequences for the people whose history, language, religions and identity are inextricably tied to the land.


It continues to be a chilling experience to discover the extent that vassals of European elitists would go to in order to change the history of humanity simply because they could. They knew ordinary people were illiterate so these maps were intended for them to share amongst themselves. They also knew that the objects of their attention, Africans, would not have access to the maps to contest inaccuracies because they, too, were illiterate in Western languages.


Whole identities have been disconnected from placement in the world—invalidated as non-existent with the simple movement of a mountain or completely turning the world upside down. It is unconscionable, but perhaps the White male hetero masculine mindset says more about the cultural history that is unwritten than it does about the one that was commodified.


Award-winning scholar historian, Dr. Paula D. Royster, will discuss how the systems of racism are hidden in plain view. Her explosive new book will discuss her 2013 visit to Ulcinj, Montenegro where she met a woman who was enslaved in 1937 at the age of six and was not freed until 1945 when WWII was over.


In the process of researching the African ancestry of enslaved people in Montenegro, she discovered that the Adriatic Sea was named after the African kingdom; European cartographers moved Mt. Sinai and other significant Christian symbols out of Africa to justify the enslavement of African people for more than 1,335 years.


This untold story is guaranteed to shake the foundations of what it is we think we know about the ritualistic humiliation of people of African descent.

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