THE DENVER AFRICANA PROJECT
IMMIGRATION AND DIASPORA NARRATIVES: AFRICANA/BLACK VOICES IN THE DENVER METROPOLIS

Den­ver, Col­orado, is cur­rent­ly the 23rd largest city in the USA. Fond­ly known as the “Mile High City,” it is just­ly famous for the great out­doors as well as the Den­ver Inter­na­tion­al Air­port (the sec­ond largest in the world). Den­ver metrop­o­lis has an eth­nic pop­u­la­tion that is 75.7% white, 22.2% His­pan­ic, 5% black, 4% Asian, and 0.5% Native Amer­i­can. Both the dis­tinct eth­nic cul­tures and the inter­ac­tion between dif­fer­ent groups (includ­ing the sto­ries that they have to tell) give the Den­ver metrop­o­lis its remark­able char­ac­ter. The aim of the “Den­ver Africana” project is to gath­er the views of one of these groups (Africans and African Amer­i­cans in the Den­ver metrop­o­lis) on their expe­ri­ences, chal­lenges, and expec­ta­tions or pro­jec­tions as immi­grants (if they are) and/or Den­ver res­i­dents. Read togeth­er, these immi­gra­tion and dias­po­ra nar­ra­tives could con­tribute to a real under­stand­ing of the scope and the pos­si­bil­i­ties for syn­er­gy pro­vid­ed by African immi­gra­tion and the African Amer­i­can pres­ence in the Den­ver metropolis.

Note: The inter­views were con­duct­ed in 2016, and some details (includ­ing bio­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion) may have changed.


For more infor­ma­tion, please vis­it the Africa Agen­da web­site via this link