Past Lectures


Lectures in 2010

Thursday, Feb. 11, 3:30 PM,

Broken Promises, Broken Dreams: Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Prof. Stephen Ballkaran
Adjunct Professor of African-American Studies
Central Connecticut State University
Marcus White Living Room

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 3:30 PM

Engaging African-Americans into Out-Patient Mental Health Intervention

Dr. Reginald Simmons
Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology/Criminal Justice
Central Connecticut State University
Marcus White Living Room

Friday, Feb. 19, 2:00 PM

An Analysis of Ava Gardner's Showboat, 1951

Dr. Felton O. Best
CSU Professor of Philosophy and
Director, African-American Studies
Central Connecticut State University
Diloreto Hall, Room 101

Thursday, February 25, 11 AM

Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama

Dr. Peniel Joseph
Distinguished Professor of History
Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
Alumni Hall, Student Center

Black Intellectual Ministers in the Civil Rights Era

Archbishop Rev. Dr. LeRoy Bailey, Jr.
Senior Pastor, First Cathedral Church
Bloomfield, Connecticut
Vance Academic Building, Room 105

 

Lectures in 2009

The Civil Rights Movement in the United States

Dr. Felton O. Best, Professor of Philosophy and Director of African American Studies
Thursday, March 5, 2009
11:00am-12:30pm
Founder's Hall
Co-sponsors: Philosophy Dept, Political Science Dept, and Peace Studies Program
Contact Professor Walton L. Brown-Foster 832-2961 or Carol Shaw Austad 832-3101

Remembering African Captivity and Resistance Through African Eyes: The Black Public Sphere in White Public Space (documentary film directed by Haile Gerima)

Discussion with Professors Warren Perry and Evelyn Phillips.
Thursday, February 26, 4:30 p.m. Vance 105.
Contacts: Yhara Zelinka nietoyhp@ccsu.edu or 860-832-0178; Warren Perry at perryw@ccsu.edu, Evelyn Phillips at phillipse@ccsu.edu

Sixth Annual Amistad Lecture: “The African Struggle for Empowerment: From AMISTAD to Barack Obama,”

Tuesday, February 24, 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Founders Hall, Davidson Building
Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, President of the (U.S.) African Studies Association, Head of the Department of African American Studies, Professor of African American Studies and History, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Contact: Dr. Olusegun Sogunro at 832-2131 or Dr. Gloria Emeagwali at 832-2815.
 

 

The 2009 Carter G. Woodson Lecture in conjunction with the State of Connecticut Lincoln Bicentennial Commission Lectures and Events

Barack Obama and Reflections of Lincoln

Peniel E. Joseph, Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Brandeis University
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
4:00 pm, Torp Theatre (tentative)
For other events in this series: here
Contact: Felton O. Best, bestf@ccsu.edu 2-2190

The 2008 African American Studies Carter G. Woodson Lectures

“Obama and Clinton: The Impact of Gender and Race in the 2008 Presidential Election”

February 28,
3:30–5:00 p.m., BELLIN GALLERY, Student Center

Participants:
Dr. Felton Best, director, African American Studies (introduction)
Dr. Walton Brown Foster, CCSU Department of Political Science (moderator)
Attorney Shawn Council, CCSU Department of Philosophy
Dr. Daryl McMiller, University of Hartford Department of Political Science
Professor Antonia Moran, CCSU Department of Political Science
Dr. Evelyn Simien, University of Connecticut Department of Political Science

Lecture “The Black Power Movement in America, Past and Present,” by Dr. Penial Joseph,

March 13,
3:30p -5:00p, Founder's Hall.
Joseph, Brandeis University Department of African and Afro-American Studies and State University of New York- Stonybrook Department of Africana Studies, is the author of Waiting Till the Midnight Hour—A Narrative History of Black Power in America.
Discussants: Dr. Felton Best, director, African American Studies, and Dr. Katherine Harris, CCSU, Department of History

The series is co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Philosophy, African American Studies and the School of Arts and Sciences. For more information, please contact, Professor Walton Brown Foster, brownw@ccsu.edu or 832-2961.

   

The Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series 2007

Topic: "Enslaved African-American Cultural Retentions in the United States"

Mr. Emory Shaw Campbell
Former Executive Director of the Penn Center &
Founder of Gullah Heritage Consulting Services
February 1st (4 p.m. Marcus White Living Room)

Topic: "Reflections of My Life with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

February 8th (4 p.m. Marcus White Living Room)

Dr. Ralph Roy
Civil Rights Activist & Freedom Rider

"The Status of Blacks in Higher Education"

(This is School of Arts & Sciences Diversity Lecture Symposium)

February 22nd (4 p.m. Founder's Hall)

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson
Senior Research Professor of African-American Studies
University of Colorado Boulder

 


The Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series, February, 2006

"Race, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and The Future of the US Supreme Court"


February celebrates the distinguished history of Black Americans!

Please join us at 11AM on Thursday, February 9th in Founders Hall for a discussion with

Professor Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr.

Associate Clinical
Professor of Law and Supervising Attorney, Yale University Law School

Sponsored by the

African American Studies Program and

The Department of Political Science

For more information contact Dr. Felton Best at ext. 22109 or

Dr. Walton Brown Foster at ext. 22961

"Contributions of Black Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement: 1954-1965"


Please join us at 11AM on Thursday, February 16th in the Marcus White Living Room for a discussion with

Professor Felton Best

Distinguished CSU Professor of Philosophy

Sponsored by:

The African American Studies Program

For more information contact Dr. Best at ext. 22109

"Black Women and Religious Leadership in American History"


Please join us at 11AM on Thursday, February 23th in Founders Hall for a discussion with

Dr. Riggins Earl

Distinguished Research Professor of Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Seminary of Atlanta, Georgia

Sponsored by:

The African American Studies Program

For more information contact Dr. Felton Best at ext. 22109

The Reason Why We Teach: A Social History of Connecticut’s First African American "Professor,

Dr. Juliette Phifer-Burstman"

Please join us at 11AM on Tuesday, February 28th in Founders Hall for a discussion with

Dr. Stacey Close

Professor of History and Director of Faculty Development at ECSU

Sponsored by:

The African American Studies Program

For more information contact Dr. Felton Best at ext. 22109