Derek Peterson, professor of Afroamerican and African Studies and History, says since the mid-1980s, when the Oder Commission convened an investigation into criminal acts, there have been scant opportunities for Ugandans to learn about the period of Amin’s government.
An exhibition dubbed The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin: Photographs from the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation, was held last week at the Uganda Museum.
According to Prof. Derek Peterson, it consists of 200 photographs from the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation archives. The professor of history & African studies at the University of Michigan, says none of these images have previously been published or displayed.
“The pictures here are part of a much larger collection of photographic negatives recently discovered and digitised by the UBC, the University of Michigan, and the University of Western Australia,” the professor, whose scholarly work is about the intellectual and cultural history of eastern Africa, said.