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|AFS Major Publishes|
|Major Charles Chavis, Jr. worked with Dr. Omar Ali to publish an article on Saint Yared, an Ethiopian Saint and Musician. Read the article at http://www.blackpast.org/?q=gah/saint-yared-505-571|
|Dr. Ali presents at Schomburg Center|
|Dr. Omar H. Ali (African American Studies) has completed the first of several phases of a public history project for the New York Public Library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem on the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World. Part of the exhibit currently on display at the Schomburg includes quilts by women of African descent in India (Siddis). He will make a presentation titled, "The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean World" at the Schomburg on April 16 as part of their quilt exhibitition.|
|AFS Director wins book award|
|Dr. Tara T. Green won the National Council for Black Studies Anna Julia Cooper and CLR James Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Africana Studies for her book, A Fatherless Child|
|AFS Ambassador is Honored|
|AFS Ambassador, Charles Chavis, Jr. was inducted in the National Council for Black Studies' Honor Society at the March conference.|
|Dr. Tara T. Green is the keynote speaker for the Family Counseling Conference at North Carolina A&T on November 18, 2010.|
|AFS Receives Community Grant|
|African American Studies Program has received $2,500 from the Community Education and Civic Engagement Grants Program of the National Council of Black Studies to initiate a community partnership with the Greensboro Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and African American male youth organizations. AFS faculty and students will work with DST to offer programs that integrate history with the arts. The inaugural event is a Town Hall discussion on December 12 at 3 pm in the EUC Auditorium. Workshops focused on poetry, art, and finances will occur in the Spring.|
|Dr. Ali Publishes Book|
|Dr. Omar Ali published In the Lion's Mouth: Black Populism in the New South, 1886-1900 (University Press of Mississippi, 2010). The book traces the development of the largest political movement of African Americans in the South prior to the modern Civil Rights Movement. See "AFS in the News" for his interviews.|
|Dr. Green is Recognized|
|Tara T. Green was among the honorees at the College of Arts and Sciences "Celebration of Scholarship" (October 18, 2010) for her acceptance to the Fulbright Specialist's Roster and for becoming Vice-President of the Langston Hughes Society.|
|Dr. Woods Publishes Article|
|Dr. Frank Woods article, "Henry Ossawa Tanner's Negotiation of Race and Art" was accepted for publication (October 2010) in the Journal of Black Studies.|
|Gender and the Law|
|A "Gender and the Law" panel will be held on Monday, October 5 at 6:30 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. The panel will feature local District and Superior Court Judges.|
|UNCG Alumnus to Discuss Careers|
|A UNCG alumnus with a law degrees and a current law student will disucss their careers on October 7th 2009 from 12:00 - 1:30pm in the Pecky Cypress Room of the Alumni House.|
|Woods to Publish Article|
|Dr. Frank Woods' scholarly article, “An African Queen at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition 1876: Edmonia Lewis’s The Death of Cleopatra, ” has been accepted for publication by the journal Meridians: Feminism, Race, Transnationalism.|
|The AFS Program will begin to offer a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fall 2009.|
|Dr. Tara T. Green recently published A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men|
|Dr. Tara T. Green recently published A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men with the University of Missouri Press. The book examines the impact of fatherlessness on racial and identity formation as seen in black men's autobiographies and in other constructions of black fatherhood in fiction. She closely examines Langston Hughes's The Big Sea, Richard Wright's Black Boy, Malcolm X's The Autobiography of Malcolm X, and Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father. By showing us four black men of different eras, Green asks readers to consider how much any child can heal from fatherlessness to construct a positive self-image -- and shows that, contrary to popular perceptions, fatherlessness need not lead to certain failure. For More Info Or To Order. Read the UNCG article.|
Tuesday, April 28th, 4:30 - 6 p.m
Book Talk by Three Faculty Members
Multicultural Resource Center, EUC
UNCG Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends are invited to attend a book talk featuring discussions of publications of three of UNCG's distinguished minority faculty. Dr. CP Gause, Dr. Tara Green, and Mr. Michael Cauthen will lead discussions about their recent scholarship. The event is being organized and sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs; light refreshments will be served and there is no need to purchase tickets or RSVP for this event. If you have any questions or comments, please contact Jason K. Alston of UNCG University Libraries at email@example.com or 256-8541. The recent literature published by these instructors is listed below:
- Dr. C. P. Gause (2008). Integration matters: navigating identity, culture and resistance . New York: Peter Lang.
- Mr. Michael Cauthen recently co-authored The Student-Athlete’s College Recruitment Guide , with Dr. Ashley Benjamin, M.D. & journalist Patrick Donnelly.
- Dr. Tara Green - Her books From the Plantation to the Prison: African American Confinement Literature (Mercer Press: 2008) and A Fatherless Child: Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men (University of Missouri Press: 2009), reflect her broad interests in African American literary studies.
Monday April 20th, 6:30pm-7:30pm
While America Is In A Recession...Is Black America in a Depression?
Presented by the African American Studies Club
Joyner Room, EUC
In this economic crisis, is Black America facing increased turmoil? Will student debt become unbearbale? Will decent jobs become unreachable? How will students suffer? Come learn and discuss!
Tuesday April 14th, 6pm
A Fatherless Child with Dr. Tara T. Green
Dr. Tara T. Green will discuss her recently published book A Fatherless Child : Autobiographical Perspectives of African American Men.
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Thursday & Friday April 2-3, 2009
CACE 2009: Race Gender & Politics: Past, Present & Future
Call for papers now open. Click for Info
Sunday March 1st, 2pm
On the Road to Ms. Rosa: Black Women's Resistance to Segregated public Transportation before Rosa Parks with Dr. Willi Coleman
Charlotte Hawkins Brown Museum at Historic Palmer Memorial Institute
6136 Burlington Road/Hwy. Sedalia , North Carolina
Tuesday February 10th, 6pm
Integration Matters with Dr. CP Gause
Petty Building, Room 219
Dr. CP Gause will discuss his recently published book Integration Matters: Navigating Identity, Culture and Resistance.
Wednesday January 28th, 5pm-7pm
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Discussion
EUC Cone Ballroom-A
Join scholars in a discussion about the activist and his legagacy as they consider: How does Dr. King's activist philosophy resonate in America today?
Dr. William Hart, Dept. of Religious Studies, UNCG
Dr. Thomas Jackson, Dept. of History, UNCG
Ms. Tiffany Quaye, Lecturer, North Carolina A&T State University
Moderator: Dr. Tara T. Green, African American Studies Program, UNCG
Tuesday November 11th, 6pm
Poetic Conversations, an AFS Conversation with the Community
Ferguson Room, EUC
Professor Logie Meachum's Black Poetry class will present selections of African American poetry and lead discussion about the tradition of African diaspora poetry in the United States. This is not an open mic.
The AFS Conversations with the Community Series takes place the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm in the Faculty Center. The focus of this series is to provide members of the Greensboro and UNCG community an opportunity to converse with faculty and students about contemporary issues impacting people of African descent. Topics may be political, cultural, literary, religious, and/or philosophical.
Thursday November 6th, 4pm
Silenced Histories: Enslaved Women, The Archive & Power in the Urban Atlantic World
The Alumni House co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies
Archival power operates to silence sources in which enslaved women are found. Available colonial sources are fragmented and mired in a language which sexualized enslaved women's bodies, appraised their economic viability, and when criminalized, confined their memories into the "wretched and untamable." In this talk archival power is illuminated as it maneuvers through narratives of the most visible of particular slave societies, and the most invisible. From a brothel owner in Bridgetown, Barbados to women in flight in Charleston, South Carolina, this talk discusses the silences in the records and the ways in which some historians of female slavery have overlooked how the nature of the archive prevents us from articulating the many facets of enslaved women's lives.
Monday October 27th, 6pm
Race, Gender and Electoral Politics: A Panel Discussion
Location & Panelists TBA
What significance do issues of race and gender have for the current electoral season? How can we critically analyze issues of race and gender in the political election? How do issues of education, the economy and immigration connect with race and gender? A panel of students, faculty and community activists will address these themes and take questions from the audience. Co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies.
Tuesday October 7th, 6pm
A Conversation with the Community with Dr. Sally Ann Ferguson, also featuring Dr. Frank Woods
The UNCG Faculty Center
In her book Nineteenth-Century Black Women’s Literary Emergence: Evolutionary Spirituality, Sexuality, and Identity Ferguson uses an evolutionary biological theoretical approach (literary Darwinism) to Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (one of the ten texts collected in the book), Ferguson invites readers to consider how and why white slaveholders sought to establish myths of global Eurocentric genetic dominance and numerical majority when no such thing exists in Nature. In the final analysis, she explains that Jacobs ultimately exposed these slaveholding men of reason as abusers of Nature's chosen African mother and her progeny in America because they thought the blacks’ melanin could help mold the American citizenry into perpetual chasers of an impossible dream.
Monday October 6th, 12pm-1pm
The Life and Career of An Activist, A Conversation with Max Rameau
Multicultural Resource Center, EUC @ UNCG
Max Rameau, Miami housing activist and founder of the Center for Pan-African Development will speak in an informal conversation about his life and career as a social justice activist. In 2006 Rameau was instrumental in starting Umoja Village, a shantytown for the “homeless and hopeless” on public land in Miami’s Liberty City neighborhood. Built and run by the 40 or so people who lived there, Umoja Village didn’t simply provide shelter, it held the city of Miami accountable for its shameful housing practices. During its six months in existence Umoja Village gained attention from everything from The New York Times to Earth First! Magazine. Rameau recounts the planning and execution of Umoja Village in his own book Take Back the Land: Land, Gentrification and the Umoja Village Shantytown (niapress.niainteractive.com). You can learn more about Umoja Village at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umoja_Village.
Friday October 3rd, 2008,12:30-1:30
‘Zine Making as Social Activism with Alexis Gumbs
Foust 206 (near the AFS & WGS Offices)
Come learn how to put your ideas into artwork and writing for a ‘zine format, and use ‘zines for social justice activism. A ‘zine is a small circulation, non-commercial self-published compilation of writing and artwork, usually produced on a photocopy machine. Alexis Gumbs is a PhD candidate in English at Duke University specializing in African American women’s literature. She presented at last year’s UNCG Conference on African American Culture and Experience (CACE) and will be teaching in UNCG’s Women and Gender Studies Program in Spring 2009. Co-sponsored with Women and Gender Studies.
Tuesday September 9th, 2008, 6pm
Black Religion: Malcolm X, Julius Lester & Jan Willis
An African American Studies Conversation with the Community with Dr. William Hart on his new book
This book explores the spiritual dimensions of Malcolm X’s life: his journey from Christianity to Islam, social parasite to “race man,” libertine to ascetic. It also explores affinities between Malcolm’s spiritual journey and the journeys of Julius Lester and Jan Willis. Hart argues that the Muslim, Judaic, and Buddhist commitments of these autobiographers show that the black spiritual imagination—religious, political, and personal—cannot be limited to the Standard Narrative of Black Religion as the Black Church. Nor can spirituality be limited to religion. Spirit is excessive. It overflows and encompasses the conventional religious-secular distinction.
Thursday May 8th, 2008, 5pm
Quilts from the Underground Railroad: An Enlightening Event
Come join us as we uncover the secret codes behind the quilt patterns that helped thousands upon thousands of slaves find freedom.
Elliot University Center, Multicultural Center, 1st Floor
Co-sponsors: UNCG Office of Multicultural Affairs, Cultural Exchange Association
For More Info: Jeffrey Coleman, 336.334.5090 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday February 2nd, 2008, 8am-5pm
CACE: The Annual Conference on African American Culture and Experience
Featuring Mark Anthony Neal & Rosa Clemente
Elliot University Center
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - http://maf.dept.uncg.edu/training/SOCC/index.html
Wednesday February 27nd, 2008, 7pm
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Elliot University Center, Cone Ballroom
TICKETS REQUIRED -- Get Tickets from EUC Box Office for free or go online and pay a small fee to reserve tickets at www.uncg.edu/euc/boxoffice/tickets/
Tickets Available Starting Friday 2/1/08
Wednesday November 15th, 2007 Papers Due for CACE
18 TH ANNUAL CACE :
Conference on African American
Culture and Experience
The Politics of Perception: Race, Gender and Cultural Identity
Saturday February 2, 2008
This conference will examine contemporary and historical perceptions and characterizations of African American cultural identity as defined, reinforced, and perpetuated through the mass media. Topics being considered include images of black femininity, images of black masculinity, portrayals of violent behavior, literary representations, interpretations of sexual politics, and popular culture depictions.
CACE was initiated in 1990 by the UNCG Department of Religious Studies. It seeks to promote better understanding within the University and the Greensboro community in the various facets of African American culture and experience. To that end, each conference has sought to examine critical and timely African American-related issues and perspectives and to engage both members of the Greensboro community and the University in the exploration and discussion of these issues and perspectives.
We invite abstracts, not to exceed one page, which may be presented as papers, workshops, or panels. All materials must be received by November 15, 2007 for consideration . The CACE Conference Committee reserves the right to reject any submission. Materials will not be returned.
Submissions may be made by e-mail with attachments using Microsoft Word, or via regular mail or fax. Please include all of the following items with your submission: Title of submission, name(s) of presenters(s), institutional affiliation, address, contact phone number and email address.
Send abstract to: email@example.com or:
AFS Office Assistant
200 Foust Building
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
For any additional information please feel free to contact Sachiko Reid
Telephone: (336) 334- 5507 or (336) 256- 2576 or fax (336) 334-4260
Tuesday October 30th, from 4:30pm-5:30pm
Please Join us for an African American Studies Program Meet and Greet!
Enjoy food and music while meeting instructors, professors, staff and students and learning about our Spring 2008 course offerings.
Multicultural Center of Elliott University Center (EUC)
Wednesday October 24th, 2007, 7pm
Politicin' & Poetry: An Open Mic Event Hosted by AFS
Moore Nursing Auditorium (103)
Amaris Howard: www.myspace.com/amaris7
& D Noble: www.myspace.com/guerrillafire
Do you have poetry or a short performance on the topic of politics?
If so, sign-up for the open mic by contacting Keke in AFS:
Call: 4-5507, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Remember: Keep it clean, keep it positive!!)
Thursday October 18th, 2007, 5pm: The Race and Intelligence Debate
Featuring Michael Cauthen, at the UNCG Faculty Center
African American History in Minature, An Exhibit by Dr. Frank Woods, Displayed February 2007.View photos now!
Cauthen elected education society president
The South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society (SAPES) has elected AFS lecturer Michael Cauthen president for the upcoming 2006-07 executive term. Cauthen has been a SAPES member for more than five years, and he hosted the organization's 47th annual meeting at UNCG in 2002. At the society's 50th annual meeting earlier this year, he presented a paper titled "The No Child Left Behind Act and the Freedom to Communicate Curriculum Imperitives in K-12."
October 28, 2005, Greensboro News & Record
AFS Director Dr. Frank Woods' essay about the "mother" of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks, appeared in the opinion section of the October 28 News & Record. It is reprinted here for your convenience.
February 7, 2006, 7:00 p.m., EUC Auditorium.
Dr. Ronald Mallett, professor of theoretical physics at The University of Connecticut, shared his exciting work building a functional time machine. For more information about Dr. Mallet, click here.
February 21, 2006, 7:00 p.m., Science 101 . Dr. Joseph L. Graves, Jr., Dean of University Studies and a professor of Biological Sciences at NCA&T, spoke on his latest book, The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America, on February 21, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in Science 101 at UNCG. For more information about Dr. Graves, click here.
September 21, 2005- 6:30pm. Elliott University Center
African Americans in the Media - UNCG ELITE
AFS Director Frank Woods featured in News & Record. Dr. Woods was featured in the April 2 (Sunday) Life section of the Greensboro News & Record for his unique hobby -- creating action figures of famous and important African Americans. Click here to view the article (and be sure to watch the photo gallery with audio).
AFS 305-04 for Fall 2006 to satisfy ENG 374/376 requirement
Tracey Salisbury's Fall 2006 AFS 305-04 (Special Topics: Survey of Modern African American Literature) course will satisfy the Major requirement of ENG 374 or 376. Contact the AFS office if you need more information.
AFS 410 Schedule
Tracey Salisbury is teaching the Fall 2006 section of AFS 410 in "true" seminar style -- there is no published meeting time because the class will determine a convenient meeting time for everyone enrolled. If you have questions, please feel free to email Ms. Salisbury or call AFS at 334-5507.
"Understanding the Black-White Test Score Gap" - Speech by Michael Cauthen
South Atlantic Philosophy of Education Society - Beginning Presidency
Friday, October 6- Saturday, October 7
"Beyond Race: Reflecting on Whiteness" - Speech by Michael Cauthen
WGS Ashby Dialogues: "Difficult Dialogues"
Thursday, October 12
Byran 104 - UNCG Campus
FALL CONCERT: Explorations Into African African American Music:
Gospel & Spirituals
When: Thursday, October 26, 7:00pm-9:00pm
Where: EUC Auditorium
See the flyer!
The Greensboro Public Library has selected Lorenzo "Logie" Meachum as the recipient of the 2006 Literary Laurel Award. Previous winners are Fred Chappell, Price Reynolds, Brenda Schleunes.
Dr. David Driskell presented a lecture on Henry Ossawa Tanner on Sunday, November 19 at 2pm in the UNCG Elliott University Center Auditorium. Dr. Driskell is the current Distinguished University Professor of Art, Emeritus at the University of Maryland at College Park, and is considered to be a leading authority on African American art.
The Greensboro Interfaith Thanksgiving Service was held at Muirs Chapel United Methodist Church on Muirs Chapel Road on Tuesday, November 21 at 7:30pm.
The Guest Speaker was Lorenzo Meachum of the African American Studies Program at UNCG.
December 1st ,2nd, and 3rd at Emma Kelly Theatre in Statesboro, GA, there was a presentation of Langston Hughes' Black Nativity. In the feature role of the narrator is our own Lorenzo Meachum.
Sunday, January 14 our own Logie Meachum will be speaking at the New Garden Friends Meeting at Guilford College, in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual celebration.
Saturday, February 3, Weatherspoon Art Museum on the UNCG campus hosted a symposium on Henry Tanner. Frank Woods spoke. For ticket information, click here.
Dr. Frank Woods presented a lecture on Henry O. Tanner at the Weatherspoon Art Museum on the UNCG Campus on Tuesday, January 9.
Monday, February 12 Tanner: Images of an Outsider, a reader's theater celebrating Henry O. Tanner will be presented from 7-9pm in the Elliott University Center Auditorium on the UNCG campus.
Dr. Frank Woods presented his paper, "Adaline and the Judge: A Former Slave Girl's Journey with Albion W. Tourgee," at the national conference of the National Association of AfricanAmerican Studies in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on February 15, 2007 at 1:00pm.
Exciting course offering for Spring 2007: Black Issues in Journalism: Monday 6:00-8:50pm. The instructor is Allen Johnson, the Editorial Page Editor of the Greensboro News & Record
February with Paul Laurence Dunbar, presented by the University Libraries at UNCG:
An Afternoon with Paul Laurence Dunbar, as performed by Mitch Capel
February 7, 2007, 4:00pm
Cone Ballroom C
Elliott University Center, UNCG
'Sunshine & Shadow':
The Poems & Fiction of Paul Laurence Dunbar, from the collection of Richard Levy
February 1-March 7, 2007
On exhibit in the Hodges Reading Room,
Second floor of Jackson Library, UNCG
Tuesday, September 8th, 6 pm
The Impact of Dr. John Hope Franklin on American History Curriculums
A Talk by UNCG History Professor Dr. Loren Schweninger
UNCG, EUC Joyner Room
Dr. Loren Schweninger will lead a discussion on the impact of John Hope Franklin on American history curriculum. Dr. Franklin, who recently passed away, is regarded as a premier scholar of African American history. His groundbreaking texts, From Slavery to Freedom (published in 1947) and the Emancipation Proclamation, are still referenced in American history classrooms.
View the event flyer here
Friday November 6th & Saturday November 7th
CACE 2009 #2: 100 Years of African American Activism: Looking Back While Moving Forward
UNCG, New Science Building Room 101
View the event flyer here
View the keynote flyer here
Thursday, January 28th, 2010 4pm
AFS Joins with others to Remember the Sit-in Movement
view flyer [pdf]
view Press Release [doc]
view or download map [pdf]
Walkers will meet in front of Guilford Residential Hall at 11:30 am. The walk will culminate at Governmental Plaza where students and others from surrounding universities and colleges will meet.
Passengers who are unable to walk the distance can take the Park & Ride bus from UNCG directly to Governmental Plaza. They will need to board the bus on Stirling Street in front of the EUC at 12 noon.
Alternatively, passengers may board the HEAT Route 72 bus at the Walker Avenue Circle transit hub behind Jackson Library. The HEAT schedule is available online at http://www.rideheat.com/route72.asp.
Tuesday, February 9th, 6pm
Barack Obama's Dream's From My Father
UNCG, EUC, Kirkland Room
Community book discussion on Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father.
View the event flyer
Monday, March 29 2010, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
"Understanding Haiti: A View from Angele Theard, M.D."
UNCG, EUC, Maple Room
view flyer [pdf]