Professor of English Tim Lake will speak in Fort Wayne, IN on November 10, at a pre-event for the exhibit “Wrapped in Pride: Ghanaian Kente and African-American Identity.”  The exhibit will be displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art from Nov. 12, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012.  Kente is a brightly colored, geometrically patterned cloth made by the Asante peoples of Ghana and the Ewe peoples of Ghana and Togo.  “In many African American communities across the United States, kente is much more than mere cloth: it is a symbol of African pride and a powerful cultural icon.”

Prof. Lake will be part of a panel for “Wrapped in Pride: Film and Discussion” on the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne campus.  The film will be followed by a discussion led by Dr. Quinton Dixie, with Prof. Tim Lake of Wabash College, Fey Fey Moussou of Fort Wayne, and Su’ad Abdul Khabeer of Purdue University.  Click here for more information about the exhibit, the Nov. 10 film screening, and related programs.

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art