Archives for "African American Studies"
February 1, 2008 2:21 pm
Lawrence Carter, presenter of the keynote address for the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 21, talked partly about the influence that Benjamin E. Mays ’20 had on the great civil rights leader. “You can see Mays all through King,” said Carter, professor of religion at Morehouse College.
January 24, 2008 2:05 pm
The Bates College Office of Multicultural Affairs presents a lecture and panel discussion titled “Does Your Identity Fit Your Genes?” at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archive.
October 10, 2007 1:50 pm
Five students who conducted international research with the support of Phillips Fellowships from Bates present their research in October.
March 8, 2007 3:05 pm
Sue Houchins, associate professor of African American, American cultural and women and gender studies at Bates College, will speak Thursday, March. 15, at 161 Wood St., as part of the series “Spiritual Sojourners.”
January 29, 2007 2:10 pm
Orlando Patterson, John Cowles Professor of Sociology, Harvard University, will give a talk titled “King’s Dream, American Realities: Paradoxical Trends in the African-American Condition” Sunday, Feb. 4, in Chase Hall Lounge, 56 Campus Ave.
January 1, 2007 4:07 pm
Civil rights activist and historian Cleveland Sellers is the keynote speaker for the 2007 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.
May 10, 2006 12:00 am
Award-winning writer Alake Pilgrim, a member of the Bates College Class of 2003, returns to campus for a two-week residency in May that includes reading her short stories, screening a film about immigration and giving a talk about religious identity. These events, cosponsored by the English department and the program in African American Studies, are open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-786-8294.
March 7, 2006 12:00 am
Faith Smith, who teaches Caribbean literature and chairs the African and Afro-American studies department at Brandeis University, gives a lecture titled “Travel and/as Authentication in Caribbean Studies: How to Tell a True West Indian” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in the Edmund S. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College. The talk, sponsored by the college’s African American studies program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, is open to the public free of charge. For more information, call 207-753-6933.
February 28, 2006 12:00 am
Amandla!, the African American student organization at Bates College, presents ” Unity Conference 2006: Building a Black Community,” on Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4. A series of events featuring a keynote speaker and food, film, workshops and a dance, the fourth annual conference opens with “Flava,” a takeout dinner featuring Caribbean food, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, March 3, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Eagles Breakaway Conference 2006 in Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica. The gathering aims to empower young Jamaicans with the knowledge they need to make more informed decisions about their educational future.
December 23, 2005 3:02 pm
A pioneer in the field of African American women’s history and chair of the Department of African American Studies, University of Maryland, College Park, Professor Sharon Harley is the keynote speaker for the 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.