Anna Micklin

Independent Historian

Anna T. Micklin is a 2008 graduate of The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. At Evergreen she focused on expressive arts and cultural studies, specifically Francophone history, literature, art history and philosophy; including an independent project on The Negritude Movement. At UW she has been able to bridge these studies with her focus on African-American history and her continuing study of the French language. In 2006, Anna studied language and art-history in France, where she did research on the Franco-African art communities in Paris. She hopes to continue her work with a career in multi-cultural education and community-based arts.

Negritude Movement

Negritude Painting, “La Jungla” by Cuban-born Afro-Chinese Painter Wilfredo Lam Image Ownership: Public Domain The literary movement, Negritude, was born out of the Paris intellectual environment of 1930s and 1940s. It is a product of black writers joining together through the French language to assert … Read MoreNegritude Movement

Léopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001)

  Image Ownership: Public Domain Scholar, African traditionalist poet, and Senegal’s first president, Léopold Sédar Senghor was born on October 9, 1906 in Joal, Senegal. His father, Basie Diogoye Senghor, was a Malinké landowner. His mother, Gnilane Bakhoum, came from a Christian Fulani family. They … Read MoreLéopold Sédar Senghor (1906-2001)