Fla. Museum presents lecture on Caribbean slavery issues

November 2nd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will offer “Welcome to Slaveryland: African Heritage and the Tourism Industry” as part of its fall seminar series from 3 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Room 282 at the University of Florida J. Wayne Reitz Union.

Anthropologist and archaeologist Jay Haviser, who is president of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology and a past president of the Museums Association of the Caribbean, will discuss concerns about recent efforts in the Caribbean to market slavery in historical times as a modern-day tourist attraction. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Media Contact: Paul Ramey, (352) 846-2000, pramey@ufl.edu
Writer: Emily Banks