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Diversity Matters: Celebrating Black History

February 1, 2008

Celebrating Black History

The University at Albany honors Black History Month in February with a month-long series of events by civil rights experts and guest speakers.

Myrlie Evers-Williams

Myrlie Evers-Williams

Feb. 7
Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon

12 p.m. Campus Center Ballroom
Featuring civil rights activist and writer Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Feb. 8
"A Critical Review of Diversity in the News Media"

4:30 p.m. Humanities Building Room 039
Review by Erin E. Billups, news reporter at Capital News 9 in Albany.

Feb. 15
"Reflections: The Trip to West Africa in the Summer of 2007"
4:30 p.m. Humanities Building, Room 039
Presentation by Marcia Sutherland, chairwoman of UAlbany's Department of Africana Studies, and Kwadwo Sarfoh, associate professor, Department of Africana Studies.

Feb. 22
"Does Race Matter in the Judicial System?"
4:30 p.m. Humanities Building, Room 039
Discussion with Albany attorney Timothy Taylor

For more information about Evers-Williams or other events in the series view the News Release. All events are free and open to the public.

African Americans at UAlbanyView the historical timeline,
African-Americans at UAlbany, 1858-present

 

 

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Department of Africana Studies
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