Black Studies@50: A Celebration of the History of African American and Africana Studies at UK

Black Studies @50 Program
September 19 & 20, 2019
Woodward Hall

Thursday, September 19, 2019

6:00pm:  Keynote Panel:“1968:  The Role of Students and the Beginning of Black Studies at UK and Expanding the Study of Race in Higher Education and the Community”
Featuring:  Dr. William Turner, Jim Embry, Elaine Adams Wilson, Theodore Berry and Guy Mendes.

Please register to attend this keynote panel here:  Registration

Friday, September 20, 2019


9:00am:                       Welcome from Director Anastasia Curwood

9:15 – 10:20am:          Gender and Sexuality in the Shaping of Black Studies

10:30 – 11:45am:         Creativity and the Imagined Future of Black Studies

12:00-1:00pm:              Lunch:  Envisioning the Future

1:15 – 2:30pm:             Africa and the Diaspora in the Future of Black Studies

2:40 – 3:50pm:             New Voices in AAAS

4:00-5:30pm:                Keynote:  Nathan Connelly, Johns Hopkins University and co-host of weekly podcast Backstory

Also, please see UK Special Collections Research Center's online exhibit "University of Kentucky Black Studies @ 50 Symposium: Related Archival Documents from the University of Kentucky Archives". Click here

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