Samuel Metz: Sub-Saharan Migrant Networks in Tangier

Following up on his presentation at the 2017 Annual Fulbright Symposium, “Spreading Awareness or Stealing Stories? How Sub-Saharan Migrant Networks in Tangier Perceive and Act Toward Outsiders Who Rely on Them for Information,” Tangier-based Fulbright Scholar Sam Metz, of the University of California at Berkeley, spoke with TALIM Director John Davison to share some of his findings following his year in Morocco. Having spent the final months of his fellowship in the peripheral Tangier neighborhood of Masnana, living with migrant communities, Sam offers unique insights into this timely and important theme.
To read some of Sam’s articles, visit his website at:
Social media sites and webpages reporting on Tangier and North African Sub-Saharan migrant communities include:…on-clandestine, and
John Davison, Director of TALIM, and Fulbright Scholar Sam Metz.

Harland Eastman: The Rescue and Transformation of the Tangier American Legation

Retired U.S. Foreign Service Office Harland Eastman served as Consul-General in Tangier in 1976, the year that the Department of State agreed to allow the Tangier American Legation to be converted into a private museum honoring the historic U.S.-Moroccan friendship. In this podcast, Emily Albrecht of Dartmouth College interviews Mr. Eastman, who recounts the enormous efforts made to restore the Legation in time for the celebrations of the U.S. Bicentennial. Ms. Albrecht’s interviews form part of a series of oral histories she recorded for her senior honors thesis, entitled, “Mapping Memories, Creating History: The Tangier American Legation” (May 2016), a copy of which is available in TALIM’s research library.
Mr. Eastman’s biography is found at:…ees/Eastman.html
Harland Eastman at the Legation, July 6 1976, with Secretary General of Tangier Mehdi Tahiri, Abdelouahab Benmansour, Director of the Royal Archives and Mohamed Bahnini, Minister of Culture.
Harland Eastman, at the opening of the Westinghouse Exhibit of Moroccan Photographs, June 8, 1979, standing before the portrait of Sultan Moulay Sulaiman (r. 1796-1822), who gave the Legation building to the United States in 1821.

Al-Boughaz Association Colloquium: Tangier’s New Face and the Struggle Against Amnesia

Here’s a nice article from the Spanish language Moroccan news site Info Marruecos on the Al Boughaz Association colloquium that was held at the Legation on February 23 on the theme: “Tangier’s New Face and the Struggle Against Amnesia.” Former Moroccan Foreign Minister (and Tangier native) Salaheddine Mezouar delivered opening remarks at this important event.