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   from the issue of February 3, 2005

African baskets topic of Feb. 8 presentation

Francine Henderson, a specialist in the art and significance of African baskets, will speak from 3-5 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Nebraska Union. Henderson is administrator of the Auburn Avenue Research Library for African American Culture and History in Atlanta, Ga. Her talk, Weaving Baskets in Botswana, Africa, will include many examples from her personal collection of baskets. In the 1970s, Henderson joined the University of Botswana in Southern African as chief librarian and documentalist. Her research included the observation of the making of arts and crafts by African women in Botswana.

Currently, she is processing the papers of Andrew Young, past mayor of Atlanta and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. She also has worked at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Social Change where she processed papers of the Black Panther Party.

Her visit to UNL is sponsored by the African and African American Studies program and a number of individual departments and units.



Japanese swords on display at Lentz Gallery
African baskets topic of Feb. 8 presentation
Creative Movement Classes Offered on Saturdays
Geske Lecture on Shakespeare on the plains Feb. 21
Jim Rice and Final Round headline Free at 6 Feb. 9
Lied hosts Magic School Bus Feb. 11
Sculptor Driscoll is Hixson-Lied visiting artist
Shapiro book signing Feb. 24
UNL Pianists perform Feb. 5 Lincoln Symphony concert
Vera Drake, Long Engagement screen at Ross Media Arts Center