Past Events

Fall 2016

Spring 2016


2015

 


2014


2013


2012


2010

July:

Diaspora, Archive, and the Future of African American Studies Symposium, Howard University, Washington DC (co-sponsored with Howard University's Department of English)


2008

April:

"'Let Freedom Ring:' Art and Democracy in the King Years:" Lannan Literary Symposium (co-sponsored with the Lannan Center)


2007

October:

Jabari Asim, Writer and Editor of "The Crisis" — "Who Can Say the N Word?"


2006

May:

The African American Studies Program was approved as a free-standing minor in the College.

April:

Mr. Alvin Singleton, Composer — "Against All Odds: The Life and Career of Alvin Singleton" (co-sponsored with the Department of Performing Arts)

Dr. Paul Gilroy, Giddens Professor of Social Theory, London School of Ecomonics --"Race and the Right to Be Human"(co-sponsored with the Department of English)

March:

Black Women of the Civil Rights Movement Symposium (CSPAN broadcast; video in Lauinger Library E185.86 .B544 2006)

February: 

Dr. Duane Cooper, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA — "Quantifying Fairness" (co-sponsored with the Department of Mathematics )


2005

October:

Memorial service for the passing of Mrs. Rosa Parks, Healy Lawn

April:

Amiri Baraka, Author and Professor — "Art as a Form of Politics" (co-sponsored with the Department of English and the Lannan Program)

Black Archipelago: A Literary Festival (co-sponsored with the Lannan Program)

February:

Inauguration of three year Black British Writer in Residency Program, in partnership with the British Council and cosponsored with Humanities Institute Initiative and the Lannan Poetry Series (Bernadine Evaristo, Diran Adebayo, and Courtia Newland)


2004

November:

Dr. Deidre Royster, Associate Professor of Sociology, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA — "Race and the Invisible Hand" (co-sponsored with the Department of Sociology)

October:

Dr. Ronald Walters, Professor of Political Science, UMD, College Park, MD — "African American Interests in the Election of 2004"

September:

"Remembering Brown v. Board of Education," a university commemoration. (Also hosted a concurrent symposium for students from Ron Brown Middle School. Among the day's speakers were Linda Brown, Julian Bond, Juan Williams, and Mary Frances Berry. Co-sponsored by Office of Student Financial Services and Sallie Mae)

March:

Dr. Hortense Spillers, Frederick J. Whiton Professor of English at Cornell University — "The Idea of Black Culture" (with the Department of English)

February:

Reception celebrating the first anniversary of the African American Studies Program

Co-sponsored film festival of Black academy award winners (with Georgetown Student Film Circle)

Co-sponsored bus tour of Black Georgetown (with NAACP)

Co-sponsored the Black Theater Ensemble's Poetry Slam

Co-sponsored book talk (with the Center for Multicultural Equity and Access)

Black History Month  


2003

November:

Valerie Lancaster Beal (C'76) — "Beyond Georgetown: How to Succeed"

April:

African American Studies Program's inaugural lecture: Dr. Lee D. Baker, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, Durham, NC — "DuBois, Boaz and the Idea of Race"