African American Studies Celebrates 10 Years: Black Studies Conference

Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Monday, November 6, 2017 (All day)

The African American Studies program at Mississippi State University is culminating its 10th anniversary with a Black Studies Conference. The event begins at 6 p.m. Sunday [Nov. 5] with a screening of the new documentary, “Agents of Change,” with creator Frank Dawson. Plenary sessions on Monday [Nov. 6] will feature student activists who pioneered the black studies education movement in the 1960s, including James Garrett, Jerry Varnado, Vernon Smith, Bernard Stringer and Ramona Tascoe, among others. Earl Lewis, president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, also will give a keynote address on Monday [the 6th]. Faculty are encouraged to bring their students to the event. Scanners will be available for students to use their MSU identification card. A report on student attendance will be sent at faculty request. Click the "Link" below for more information.

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Part of the College of Arts and Sciences, MSU’s African American Studies program offers courses leading to a minor in African American Studies. Follow on Twitter @MSStateAAS.