African-American Studies scholar to speak at sixth annual Rosa Parks LuncheonFebruary 03, 2011
Molefi Kete Asante, professor of African-American Studies at Temple University, will be the keynote speaker at Rowan University's sixth annual Rosa Parks Luncheon on Monday, Feb. 21, at 10:50 a.m. in the Eynon Ballroom of the Chamberlain Student Center.
Tickets for the luncheon are $30 ($10 for students) and must be reserved by Feb. 16. To reserve tickets, contact Christine DiBlasi at 856-256-4060 or email@example.com.
Author of more than 70 books and 400 articles, including Afrocentricity: The Theory of a Social Change (1980), Asante is considered by his peers to be one of the most distinguished contemporary African-American scholars. He has talked about the topic of Afrocentricity in an array of media, including the "Today Show" and "60 Minutes."
Asante introduced the country's first doctoral program in African-American Studies at Temple University, where he has taught for me than 20 years. He earned his doctorate in Communications from the University of California, Los Angeles, and became a full professor and the head of the Communications Department at SUNY Buffalo at the young age of 30.
Sponsored by Rowan's Africana Studies program, the annual luncheon is held to commemorate and pay tribute to the late Rosa Parks, mother of the Civil Rights movement.