Hampton University Museum Welcomes Dr. Natalie Robertson, Author of ‘The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA,’ for a Book Signing and Director’s Chat, April 13

HAMPTON, Va. (April 11, 2019) – Join author Dr. Natalie Robertson for a book signing and discussion about her novel, “The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA,” Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., at the Hampton University Museum.

“We are so proud of Dr. Natalie Robertson’s success with the completion of her book. We welcome her back to her ‘Home by the Sea’ to share her work and research about the slave ship Clotilda,” said Hampton University President, Dr. William R. Harvey.

“The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Making of AfricaTown, USA,” shows how African captives endured capture, imprisonment, the middle passage, and slavery in America only to persevere and found a free and still-vibrant community in America. This book is a well-documented work of serious nonfiction that chronicles the transatlantic smuggling expedition of the slaver Clotilda during the slave trade’s illegal period.

Dr. Natalie Robertson is a proud graduate of Hampton University, having received her Master of Arts degree in Museum Studies in 1990. Dr. Robertson is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and she obtained an MA and PhD in American Studies from the University of Iowa. Dr. Robertson is an award-winning scholar who has held several teaching and research appointments at prestigious institutions in the United States and Britain, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art, the Advanced Studies in England Program, and Hampton University.

This event is free for Museum Members and $5 for non-members. To RSVP, contact 757-727-5508.

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