The 21st annual Middle Passage Commemoration is next Tuesday (Sept. 9)
7 p.m. in the Little Theater in the Alma C. Hanson Student Center on the LeMoyne-Owen College campus, 807 Walker Ave.
The annual program honors those Africans that were victims of the trans-Atlantic slave trade with a candle-lighting ceremony and by connecting their experiences to present times.
This year the spotlight is on African Americans and the African Diaspora in the west-African country of Ghana. The featured speaker is Dr. Ernestine Jenkins, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Memphis where she also serves as the graduate coordinator of the concentration in Arts of Africa and the African Diaspora.