Panel Discussion and Book Signing at Black Cultural Archives, London

Professor Heywood will be speaking at the Black Cultural Archives on July 3, 2017 at 7pm. 

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Professor Heywood and the 1619 VA Conference in KUSI News, San Diego’s News Channel

Reportage from San Diego’s KUSI News Channel on scholars from the Dartmouth 1619 Virginia Conference featuring AMERICAN EVOLUTION – Linda Heywood and James Horn

“In August 1619, 20 Angolans arrived in Virginia, forever changing the course of American history and creating a profound and enduring impact on the Virginia Colony,” said Linda Heywood, professor of African History and the History of the African Diaspora and African American Studies at Boston University. “This is the moment in history when African culture became an integral part of American culture. It is unfortunate that history books don’t teach us much about the remarkable backstory of the first Africans who arrived in Virginia. It is imperative that we study, understand and honor the enduring influence that these individuals, and other Africans who followed them during the next three decades, have on the landscape of modern day America.” 

— KUSI News 

To read the full reportage, click here.

May 10, 2017

Professor Heywood in Video from the American Evolution Virginia to America 1619-2019 Conference

Watch this inspirational short video from the conference, American Evolution Virginia to America 1619-2019,  that features Professor Heywood in her talk on Njinga of Angola: Africa’s Warrior Queen where she is quoted saying:

“I always tell my students…that I’m looking at Africans as they became American.”

Click here to watch the video.

April 24, 2017