UAlbany to Host Black History Month Lectures and Films

Contact: Karl Luntta (518) 437-4981; cell (518) 265-4114

ALBANY, N.Y. (January 17, 2003) -- The University at Albany Department of Africana Studies is sponsoring the following activities to celebrate Black History Month in February. All activities, which are free and open to the public, will be held in Humanities 039 on the academic podium, Uptown Campus:

Feb. 5, 1 p.m. "Issues in Black Psychology," lecture by Hudson Valley Community College Adjunct Professor Edwina Dorch.

Feb. 12, 1 p.m. "Issues on Black Scientists," a lecture by Union College Professor George Smith.

Feb. 19, 1 p.m. "Issues in Sociology," a lecture by RPI Professor Nicholas Young.

Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m. "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow: The Making of the PBS Film Series," a film and lecture by series writer and producer Richard Wormser.

Feb. 26, 1 p.m. "Issues on Africa," a lecture by UAlbany Department of English Chair Gareth Griffiths.

Feb. 26, 2 p.m. "Issues in Black History," a lecture by UAlbany Africana Studies Professor Oscar Williams.

Feb. 26, 2:30 p.m. "Issues on Africa," a colloquy by UAlbany faculty Helen Desfosses and Kwadwo Sarfoh.

For more information, contact UAlbany Professor and Black History Month Committee Chair Leonard A. Slade Jr., (518) 442-4726.

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