Reflecting Black Fall Research Symposium: 400 Years of African American Life and History
October 24, 2019; 9 am - 6pm; rooms TBA once the symposium schedule is complete.
This symposium marks the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first documented Africans to the English-speaking regions of North America. Scholars and emerging scholars in the field of Africana Studies will examine ongoing efforts to dismantle structural systems of oppression and/or highlight the myriad achievements and contributions African Americans have made to various sectors in the United States. Dr. Alexander Byrd, Associate Professor of History at Rice University specializing in the African Diaspora and the Atlantic World, will be the keynote speaker. Scholars and local community leaders will offer reflections on the collective futures of African Americans. For more details visit the