The Emancipation Series
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Department of African and African American Studies will sponsor a series of events during the 2013 academic year. Download the program flyer.
Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans – January 18, 2013
The Department of African and African American Studies served as faculty adviser to the Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans. The Project was created and developed with the primary goal of documenting burial grounds of enslaved African Americans in the United States. To learn more about the Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans, please visit www.vanishinghistory.org
Memorializing American Slavery - Saturday, February 9, 2013
January 1, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. In commemoration, the Department of African and African American Studies will host the symposium Memorializing American Slavery. While many local and national sesquicentennial celebrations will focus on Abraham Lincoln as the author of the Emancipation Proclamation, we will focus on the enslaved and the problem of historical memory in contemporary American culture and society. Invited distinguished historians will include - Dr. David Blight, Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition at Yale University and Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed, Pulitzer Prize for History and Professor of History and Law at Harvard University. Download the flyer.
"The Afterwards of Blackness: Performance and Race" - Friday, December 7th, 2012 - Tony-nominated veteran stage and screen actor Joe Morton read from his most recent work and engaged Isaiah Wooden, PhD candidate in the Department of Drama at Stanford University, in a conversation on race, Black identity, performance and the politics of representation. The audience actively participated in this discussion. Download the Program Flyer.