Talk On Ancient Egypt & African Hair At Auburn Research Library Sunday

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Dr. Nefertari Patricia Hilliard-Nunn will lecture on “The Kitchen Doesn’t Lie: Kemetic Roots and African American Hair,” Sunday, Feb. 26, from 4-7 p.m. at the Auburn Avenue Research Library Auditorium (4th Floor).  She will discuss “Ancient Egypt and the Exploration of African Hairstyles and Their Meaning and Relationship to the Styles in the African American Context.” The program is sponsored by the International Trends and Services facet of the Atlanta Chapter of Links, Inc.

This is a historic lecture that promises to give first-hand information of Egyptian and African-American history. There will be a questions and answers period following the lecture. Dr. Nefertari Patricia Hilliard-Nunn is the daughter of Patsy Hilliard, former mayor of East Point and the late Dr. Asa Hilliard and currently owns Makare Publishing Company and works as an independent media producer. She is a graduate of Florida State University, where she earned her doctorate in 1993.

The speaker’s areas of research include media and culture, audience analysis, enslaved Africans in Alachua County and African American history in Alachua County.  Her creative practices include Media Production, West African Dance & Mixed Media Art.  Before teaching in African American Studies at Florida State University, she taught Black Women and Film in the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research at the University of Florida and served various populations while working as a community organizer in Alachua County.  She has traveled to Kemet (Egypt) many times and lectures regularly on topics related to the African origin of Ancient Kemet.

Dr. Hilliard-Nunn has a strong sense of civic responsibility and is an active member of numerous community organizations. She is currently the president of the Gainesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an organization committed to community service. She is also active with the Gainesville Chapter of the Links Inc., the Florida Media Arts Center, and PACE Academy for Girls. Recently, she served as the chair of the East Gainesville Community Health Summit.

Co-chairs of the International Trends and Services facet of the Atlanta Links are Patsy Hilliard and Dolly Adams with several Link members of the facet.  The public is invited.

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