Welcome to GLO WORLD Headlines Downloads & Search   Click to listen highlighted text! Welcome to GLO WORLD Headlines Downloads & Search Powered By GSpeech


Colin Palmer, Historian of the African Diaspora, Is Dead at 75 www.blacks.com.ng

Copy Headlines Paste into Search and get more on This Article !

Colin A. Palmer, a historian who broadened the understanding of the African diaspora, showing that the American slave trade was only one part of a phenomenon that spanned centuries and influenced cultures worldwide, died on June 20 in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 75.



His family announced the death but did not specify the cause. Professor Palmer, who lived in Yonkers, had traveled to Kingston to begin work on an interpretive history of Jamaica, his native country.

Professor Palmer published his first of many books in 1976, at a time when the black power movement and issues of black identity were prominent in the United States. But it wasn’t about the Civil War-era slave trade; it was called “Slaves of the White God: Blacks in Mexico, 1570-1650,” chronicling a period when the colonies that would become the United States were still in their formative stages. The book set him on a career-long path.

“Palmer definitely brought about a deeper, more nuanced understanding of the African diaspora, one that extended well beyond African-American history or the history of the slave trade,” said James H. Sweet, who as a graduate student worked with Professor Palmer and is now Vilas-Jartz distinguished professor of history at the University of Wisconsin.

Colin A. Palmer Historian
Image result for Colin Palmer


Colin Alphonsous Palmer was a Jamaican American historian. He was a Dodge Professor of History and African American studies at Princeton University. Palmer was an author of several monographs pertaining to the history of diasporic Africans. Wikipedia

Born: 23 March 1944 (age 75 years), Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica
Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison

Read more

Flexible working is growing rapidly, with IWG’s continued expansion across its operating brands, seeing another 156 new locations opening in 34 countries...
Freeing yourself from the shackles of cable or satellite television is easier to do than you might think, especially if you have...
There is an adage that states “if you want to know the future of a nation, study the behavior of its...
What happens when one of Africa’s global comedians meets an African global recording artist? African greatness, that’s what. Burna boy was interviewed
Shell South Africa (SA) kicked-off Women’s month with the launch of their flagship campaign, ‘Shell V-Power Every Journey needs a Soundtrack’. The global
The founder of some of Nigeria’s best-known startups on the mistakes and the millions that made him click in the technology business. Sometimes,
More entrepreneurs are committing to closing the skills gap in Africa’s future job market. In 2015, an image of a young man,
This year marks the fifth milestone annual FORBES AFRICA 30 under 30 list, and we have introduced a new category of game-changers.
August marks Women’s Day in South Africa, a day commemorating the efforts of more than 20,000 women of all races, who...
Meet the women challenging stereotypes deep in the bush in Botswana’s tourism capital Maun, filling roles conventionally held by men. For 10 years,
This week2465
This month35228

Visitor Info

  • IP:
  • Browser: Unknown
  • Browser Version:
  • Operating System: Unknown

Who Is Online


Click to listen highlighted text! Powered By GSpeech