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SYMPOSIUM SERIES

November 3, 2008, Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies, Princeton University, "Changing History: The 2008 Presidential Election and Race in America".

February 5, 2008, Dr. Michael Gomez, Professor of History, New York University, “The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade: Should We Forget and Move On?” Commemorating the 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Abolition of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

November 12, 2007, THE GLASSBORO SUMMIT FROOM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES, featuring: Mr. Junius W. Williams, Director of the Abbott Leadership Institute, Rutgers University, Newark; Dr. Karen J Weaver, Associate Provost of Princeton University’s Graduate School; and Dr. Nathaniel Norment, Chair of the Department of African American Studies, Temple University.

February 9, 2005, Dr. Michael J. C. Echeruo, William Safire Professor of Modern Letters at Syracuse University, “The Making of the African American Identity.”

February 2, 2004, Dr. Roger Wilkins, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture at George Mason University, “Brown At 50: What’s Next?”, followed by a panel featuring Dr. Herbert Douglas (Law & Justice Studies), Dr. Anne Phillips (Secondary Education/Foundations of Education) and Mr. Jerry Modeshire, President of the Philadelphia Chapter of the NAACP.

October 28, 2003, Dr. Cary F. Fraser, Professor of African and African Studies at Penn State University, “Forging a Diasporic Sensibility: The Caribbean as an Alternative Source of Identity in the Western Hemisphere.”

April 16, 2003, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Professor & Creator of the first PhD Program in African American Studies, Department of African American Studies, Temple University, “The Survival of the American Nation – An Afrocentric Perspective.”

April 11, 2002, Dr. Yolanda T. Moses, President of the American Association for Higher Education & President Emeritus of the City University of New York, “Understanding Race and Human Variability: Implementing the Outcomes of the United Nations World Conference Against Racism in Institutions of Higher Education.”

February 13, 2001, Bobby Seale, Chairperson and Co-Founder of the Black Panther Party, “Seize the time, The Story of the Black Panther Party and Huey P. Newton.”

April 4, 2000, Winnie Nomzano Mandela, Member of the Republic of South Africa Parliament & President of the Women’s league of the African National Congress, Republic of South Africa, “Challenges of Reconstruction in Post-Apartheid South Africa.”

October 1 8, 1999, Dr. Thomas A. Parham. Assistant Vice Chancellor for Counseling & Health Services and Director of the Counseling Center, University of California, Irvine, “The Struggle for Identity Congruence in African Americans: Implications for Leadership & Institutional Change.”
February 24, 1999, Conference Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of African American Studies at Rowan and the 75th Anniversary of the University; theme: SHAPING INSTITUTIONS AND MOBILIZING SOCIAL CHANGE, featuring as Plenary Speaker, Dr. Angela Davis, Professor of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz, “Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex.”

October 29, 1998, Dr. Cornel West, University Professor of Philosophy/Religion & African American Studies, Princeton University, “The National and Global Importance of African American Studies and the Question: What Does It Mean To Be Human?” Rowan Presidential Lecture in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the University and the 10th Anniversary of the African American Concentration at Rowan.

February 2, 1998, Dr. James A Anderson, Vice Provost & Dean for Undergraduate Studies, North Carolina State University, “Advancing the Rowan Vision Through African American Studies.”

December 4, 1997, Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Professor, African American Studies Department, Temple University with panelists: Dr. Wanda Larrier (Communication), Dr, Demond Miller (Sociology), Dr. Cathy Kilpatrick (English), Dr. Gary Hunter (History) Dr. Corann Okorodudu (Psychology), & Robert Shipman (Student, History) “Enhancing African American Studies at Rowan University.

February 11, 1997, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of English and Women’s Studies, Spelman College, “African American Feminist Thought Transforming the Academy,” & “African American Studies: A Historical Perspective.”