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January 14, 1994

MEDIA ADVISORY
Allison Blakely, Author of "The Negro and Russia and Blacks in the Dutch World" Ushers in Black History Month at the Library of Congress

WHAT: Lecture on "The Image of Blacks in European Culture"

WHEN: Noon, Wednesday, February 2, 1994

WHERE: Library of Congress, James Madison Building, Mumford Room (Sixth Floor), 101 Independence Ave., SE.

WHO: Dr. Allison Blakely, Professor of History at Howard University.

Dr. Blakely is the author of an academic best-seller, The Negro and Russia: Blacks in Russian History (Howard University Press, 1986) and Blacks in the Dutch World: Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society (Indiana University Press, 1993). Dr. Blakely joined the History Department at Howard University in 1971 after teaching for a year in the Western Civilization Program at Stanford University. He has written several articles on Russian populism and on European aspects of the black diaspora. He is currently working on a study of the democratic tradition in Russian history.

Dr. Blakely's lecture is the latest in a series of presentations by a variety of experts on issues of political, social, and economic importance to Europe and the United States. His visit will kick off in the Library's Black History month events. This lecture is co-sponsored by the Library's European Division and the Affirmative Action Program. It is free and open to the public.

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PR 94-001
1/14/94
ISSN 0731-3527

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