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Experts Advisory: Black History Month Experts from the University at Albany

Contact(s):  Catherine Herman (518) 956-8150



Associate Professor Oscar Williams, Department of Africana Studies

Africana Studies associate professor Oscar Williams is among the UAlbany faculty experts offering insight into black history, as well as American slavery, black nationalism, conservatism and literature.

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 22, 2009) -- History of American slavery, issues affecting people of African descent and African American literature and poetry are among the topics covered by UAlbany's faculty experts.

  • BLACK HISTORY MONTH continues to promote and preserve black history and culture. Africana Studies associate professor Oscar Williams offers insight into black history, as well as American slavery, black nationalism and conservatism. Williams is the author of the book Portrait of a Black Conservative: George S. Schuyler.
  • AFRICAN PSYCHOLOGY, including issues affecting people of African heritage, enslavement and colonial experiences of people of African descent, HIV/AIDS, transracial adoption and the social and psychological development of black children are among the areas of expertise of Marcia Sutherland, chairwoman of UAlbany's Department of Africana Studies Department. Sutherland is author of Black Authenticity: A Psychology for Liberating People of African Descent (1997).
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE includes early narratives depicting slavery to modern works on the lingering effects of slavery and racism. Africana Studies and English Professor Leonard Slade Jr. discusses the contributions of black authors to America's literary landscape. Slade is the editor of Black Essays (1995), a collection of short pieces by African American critics and scholars.

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