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  • Haiti: Sèvis Lwa haiti-exhibit

    Haitian Vodou flags, or dwapo, are powerful liturgical objects whose unique beauty has captured the attention of art collectors and tourists to Haiti in recent decades. Scholars believe that the importance of flags in Vodou religious ceremonies traces back to beadwork practices of the Yoruba people of West Africa and the Asafor military flags of Fante people in Ghana. Among the most sacred and expensive ritual items, most temples keep two flags housed in the inner sanctuary, which represent both

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About John Hope Franklin

(January 2, 1915 – March 25, 2009) was a United States historian and past president of Phi Beta Kappa, the Organization of American Historians, the American Historical Association, and the Southern Historical Association. Franklin is best known for his work From Slavery to Freedom, first published in 1947, and continually updated. More than three million copies have been sold. In 1995, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor.

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John Hope Franklin MemorialFor more information about Dr. Franklin, visit the John Hope Franklin Memorial website.

Center Series

Wednesdays at the Center (WATC) is a topical weekly series in which scholars, artists, journalists, and others speak informally about their work in conversation with the audience.

Left of Black is a weekly webcast hosted by Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal and features interviews with academics, authors, artists and others discussing cultural issues.

Globalization and the Artist (GATA) - Over the course of the last decade DUCIS has taken numerous opportunities to explore the interplay of global trends and what artists create through its Globalization and the Artist (GATA) series.

The Duke-UNC Seminar on Jewish Studies has gained a reputation as one of the more acclaimed intellectual meeting grounds in the area, bringing together faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars who discuss various aspects of Jewish history and culture.

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