Association of Black Anthropologists

ABA is a section of the American Anthropological Association

Month: April 2012

Eduardo Chivambo Mondlane

EDUARDO CHIVAMBO MONDLANE (1924-1969) was on the faculty of the Department of Anthropology at Syracuse University before working for the UN and then returning to Southern Africa to dedicate himself to FRELIMO, of which he was a founder and leader. > You can read more about Mondlane here.

Zora Neale Hurston

ZORA NEALE HURSTON (1891-1960) was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. In 1936 and 1937 she traveled to Jamaica and to Haiti with support from the Guggenheim Foundation from which her anthropological work Tell My Horse emerged. > You can read more about Zora Neale Hurston here.

(Illustration: Tell My Horse, Harper Perennial (1990)

Pearl Primus

PEARL PRIMUS (1919-1994) was a dancer, choreographer and anthropologist. Primus played an important role in the presentation of African dance to American audiences. > You can read more about Pearl Primus here.

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