Carole Boyce Davies, professor of Africana Studies and English at Cornell University in the US, said that while the museum is a fulfilment of Senghor's vision, the work of decolonising knowledge must continue.
"It's just a drop in the bucket, we need to do a lot more."
Boyce Davies, who is from Trinidad and Tobago, will be joined by other scholars from across Africa and the diaspora for an academic symposium following the opening entitled Reclaiming Black Civilizations. Finishing the decolonial process.
The continued investment in English and French departments, at the expense of indiginous languages, is a sign that "the African university is still colonised", she says
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