This guest lecture by Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara, an African American historian, will focus on Adahu, the first African slave mentioned by name in the transatlantic slave trade.
This program is part of a series on African American history for adults sponsored by the FCPL Friends & Advocates. Admission to this guest lecture is free.
About Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara
Dr. Gnimbin A. Ouattara is a Fulbright scholar from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), West Africa. He is currently an Associate Professor of History and International Studies at Brenau University. He received his Ph.D. in African History from Georgia State University in 2007. His published and unpublished work compares the Cherokee and West African civilizing processes within the contexts of the Atlantic slavery and the Western civilizing missions. He is also a Georgia State University Film School graduate, specializing in historical documentary filmmaking. His latest film, published in 2016, is titled Ali Mbomayé and recounts for the first time the African perspective on the famous Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman heavyweight title bout in 1974.