The Sonja Haynes Stone Center will be hosting TaKeia N. Anthony at the Bull’s Head Bookshop on Tuesday as part of the Stone Center’s Writer’s Discussion series. Anthony plans to explore the African diaspora, its history and the 20th-century development of mobilization to fight imperialism and fascism.
Anthony is an assistant professor of history of North Carolina Central University, her alma mater, and recently published "The Universal Ethiopian Students’ Association, 1927-1948." The book and its contents will be the main focus of her lecture, which will thoroughly discuss the African diaspora and the UESA’s influential efforts to mobilize.
“The African diaspora is a very young field,” Anthony said. “... It’s in its infancy state, so this builds onto it. To get the information from the foundation, from the ground level, as you continue to build, is extremely important for how we continue to study the African diaspora.”
Anthony wants to introduce new ideas and topics to the research of the diaspora, particularly the influence of mobilization.
“This is a new direction in the study," Anthony said. "So, bringing forth something brand new that a lot of people have not heard of, they’re going to walk away understanding the diaspora more and our new direction.”