Morgan Rooks

Student Historian

Morgan Rooks is a senior undergraduate student at the School of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, where she is majoring in African American Studies and writing. Morgan’s interest aligns with analyzing the unique experiences of the African American community and applying her studies to help diversify and educate her community. With a formal background in public relations and marketing, Morgan hopes to work as a copywriter for an advertising agency to help promote equality within the field of communications.

First World Festival of Negro Arts (1966- )

In April 1966, The First World Festival of Negro Arts, which is now known as FESMAN, launched its debut as the first modern cultural event celebrating global Black culture. The Festival took place in Dakar, Senegal and was initiated by Senegalese president Léopold Sédar Senghor … Read MoreFirst World Festival of Negro Arts (1966- )