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Lecture: Linda Heywood

December 14, 2017 @ 7:00 PM EST

Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen

Presented by Linda Heywood

Tickets are required for all evening lectures.
General admission tickets are $5 each.
Mariners’ Museum Member Tickets are FREE.

Lecture begins at 7:00 PM

Queen Njinga of Angola was one of the great rulers of the 17th century, a woman who rivaled Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great in political cunning and military prowess. This lecture will explore the political and religious dimensions of Queen Njinga’s life, as she dealt with Portuguese governors, the Dutch West India Company, and European missionaries. We’ll also take a look at Njinga’s legacy in the United States and how some Afro-American writers and artists have presented the story of Queen Njinga to readers and theater-going audiences.

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Linda Heywood photoLinda Heywood is a professor of African History and the History of the African Diaspora and African American Studies at Boston University. She is the author of several books on African history and has served as a consultant for museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, and The Mariners’ Museum. She is currently a consultant to Henry Louis Gates’ new PBS series African Civilizations.


December 14, 2017
7:00 PM EST
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