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Following in the Footsteps of African Americans in 20th Century Denmark

January 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Image of Dexter Gordon on a bicycle carrying his saxaphone via a neck strap and one hand
Image: Jazz musician Dexter Gordon riding his bicycle in Copenhagen by photographer Jørgen Bu.

Monday Seminar:

Ethelene Whitmire

Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellow (2017-2018)

School of Library & Information Studies, UW-Madison


While walking through a cemetery in Copenhagen in 2013, I noticed a name that seemed out of place. Hear about my discovery and the basis for my new book project about the transnational experiences of African Americans in Denmark.


I am a professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison affiliated with the departments of Afro-American Studies, German, Nordic, and Slavic, and Gender & Women’s Studies. I received an American-Scandinavian Foundation fellowship and a Lois Roth Endowment grant to support this project. I was also a 2016-2017 Fulbright Scholar and visiting professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Center for Transnational American Studies. My first book is Regina Anderson Andrews, Harlem Renaissance Librarian. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2014.


January 22, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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University Club, Room 212
432 East Campus Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53703 United States