Past Events

Young, Gifted, and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite

A Book Talk with Professor Camille Z. Charles
Mar 29, 2023 at -

Be sure to join us and our own Camille Z. Charles for a very special Book Talk!

Camille Z. Charles is Walter H. and…

Africa Lecture Series

Defetishizing Material Culture in Museums: Public Education with Vanicléia Silva-Santos
Mar 28, 2023 at -

Public educational institutions like museums must correct mistaken views about Africa and Africans. This lecture addresses the history of removing material culture from Africa and the process of naming objects…

African Languages & Culture Day

Mar 27, 2023 at -

Please save the date!

Come and experience the beauty and hospitality of African cultures through songs, skits, dance, poems and delicious cuisine!


No registration needed.

10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Exploring Africana Methods (Moderated by Grace Sanders Johnson)
Mar 23, 2023 at -

Join us for our 10th Annual Graduate Student Symposium!

Symposium Title: Exploring Africana Methods

Meet the Speakers:

Celina Davidson de Sà, Ph.D.…

2nd Annual Distinguished Lecture in African Studies

featuring His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi E. K. Masisi
Mar 20, 2023 at -


The Inaugural W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture in Public Social Science

A Conversation Dr.Brent Staples. Moderated by Dr.Tukufu Zuberi
Feb 23, 2023 at -

The Inaugural W.E.B. Lecture in Public Social Science: A Conversation with Dr. Brent Staples, New York Times. Moderated by Dr. Tukufu Zuberi,…

Black Reconstructions: Archival Assembly and Histories of American Education

A Book Talk with Dr. Jarvis R. Givens
Feb 22, 2023 at -

Jarvis R. Givens is an associate professor of education and African & African American studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of…

Beyond America’s Racial Fault Line – A dialogue with Ben Jealous

A conversation about his new book "Never Forget Our People Were Always Free: A Parable of American Healing"
Feb 1, 2023 at -

Ben Jealous has spent his professional life at the nexus of social change, media, and emerging technologies.

He is a former Democratic Nominee for Governor of Maryland, former National President & CEO of…

MLK Jr. Lecture in Social Justice

Featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones
Jan 25, 2023 at -

NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES is the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine. The book version of The 1619 Project was an instant #1 New York Times bestseller.…

Tara Bynum Book Launch

Jan 20, 2023 at -

Tara A. Bynum is an assistant professor of English and African American Studies at the University of Iowa and a Barra Sabbatical Fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies.