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Tougaloo College (Tougaloo, MS 39174-9700)
Loye Ashton (Project Director: June 2010 to present)

Islamic West Africa's Legacy of Literacy and Music to America and the World

Planning and implementation of a two-day public forum and subsequent workshop analyzing the literary history of Islamic West Africa and the Muslim roots of American blues music. The project builds on a 2006 exhibition, The Legacy of Timbuktu, organized by the International Museum of Muslim Cultures.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Bridging Cultures Forums and Workshops

Public Programs

Total amounts:
$221,606 (approved)
$221,606 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2010 – 7/31/2011