Did you miss this event on November 10th with Dr. Jason Shelton? Don’t worry you can watch it here!
Did you miss the LCWA Signature Series: History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel on October 29, 2020? Don’t worry, you can watch it here!
Dr. Anthony Greene, Associate Professor in African American Studies presented with an interview following by Rev. Kylon Middleton.
Join AAST for these two exciting virtual events!
Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 29th!
Join AAST as our very own Dr. Anthony Greene presents History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel.
Click Link to join event: https://bit.ly/2TaRVKP
And join us on November 10th as we welcome Dr. Jason Shelton as he presents Distinctive Divide: African American Religious Diversity.
Click link to join event: https://bit.ly/3o4cwim
The Fall 2020 African American Studies Newsletter is out now! Click here to check it out!
Mark your calendars now for the African American Read-In: Celebrating the Work of Toni Morrison.
African American Studies and English are co-hosting an “African American Read-In” in celebration of Black History Month and Toni Morrison’s 89th birthday. The “Read-In” is an event focused on raising awareness and celebrating the African American literary tradition. Created by the National Council of Teachers of English in 1990, Read Ins are held every year in February across the world. Faculty, staff, students, and the public are invited to join AAST and ENGL to read aloud (often dramatically) from their favorite African American writers. The goal is to spend several hours reading,sharing, and celebrating writers of African descent! Our focus will be on celebrating the work Toni Morrison, who transitioned in August 2019.
This semesters African American Studies Film Festival is “Religion and Resistance on Film”
February 3: Birth of a Nation
February 10: Father’s Kingdom
February 17: Daughters of the Dust
February 24: Malcolm X
These exciting screening will be held in Septima Clark Auditorium (Education Center 118) at 6:00pm and are free and open to the public. A discussion of the films facilitated by a faculty member will follow each screening. Refreshments will be served.
The Spring 2020 book selection for the joint Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Program and African American Studies is Every Nation Has Its Dish: Black Bodies & Black Food in Twentieth-Century America by Jennifer Jensen Wallach. The book club meeting (there will only be one since it’s a relatively short book) will be lead by Jacob Steere-Williams. If you are interested in participating, please let Sandy Slater know and she’ll send you a copy of the book via campus mail. Once we have a group of interested parties we will create a doodle-poll to find the best time for our meeting.