October 14, 2010
3:30-5:30 (reception to follow)
Kresge Common Room, Graham Memorial
How did African and African American Studies begin at UNC?
To answer this question, the Department of African and Afro American Studies has invited back to campus a panel of some of the student activists and faculty who worked to establish the program over 40 years ago.
Evelyn A. Davis
Phi Beta Kappa graduate of UNC (1972), now a professor of law at the University of California, Davis.
Abdullah Salim Jr. (formerly Reginald Hawkins)
Graduate of UNC (1970), co-founder of the Black Student Movement, now an attorney in Maryland.
Boshamer Professor of English and American Studies (retired) who presented the original proposal for a program to the Faculty Council.
Perry A. Hall
Author of In the Vineyard: Working in African American Studies, and a member of the African American Studies department.
Department of African and African American Studies
The Institute for African American Research
Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History