Fri., Sep. 9, 4-6pm

African American Studies Opening Reception

Sat., Sep. 10, Noon-4pm

11th Annual Umoja Back to School Cultural Barbeque

Tue., Sep. 13, 5pm

Alain Locke, Negro Art: Past and Present, and the Knowledge Revolution of 1968 A Lecture by Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart, Professor, Dept. of Black Studies, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

Thu., Sep. 15, 7-9pm

Black Male Students & The Boston Public School System: A Panel Discussion Co-sponsored by the Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority & Umoja Brothers United

Tue., Sep. 20, 5pm

A Man of His times: Bill Russell and the 1960s Dr. Thomas Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Science, Boston University

Tue., Oct. 4, 5pm

Freckles Think Peace Pieces: Police Community Relations—A Search for Common Ground Mr. Edward D. McClure, U.S. Dept. of Justice Community Relations Service—Retired

Tue., Oct. 18, 5pm

Summer in Angola: A Slideshow Dr. Linda Heywood, Director of the African American Studies Program, Boston University & Dr. John Thornton, Professor of History & African American Studies, Boston University

Sat., Oct. 29, 1-3pm

African American Studies Program Alumni Reception –Welcome Back

Thu., Nov. 10, 5pm

The Accidental Slaveowner: Revisiting a Myth of Race and Finding an American Family Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department and the African Studies CenterDr. Mark Auslander, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Museum Studies &Director of the Museum of Culture and Environment, Central Washington University

Tue., Nov. 15, 4pm

Perceiving the President: Exploring Socio Demographic and attitudinal correlates of 4 pm public beliefs about Barak Obama’s Race Dr. Matthew O. Hunt, Associate Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University

Wed., Nov. 30, 6-8pm

Mass Incarceration: Blacks and Africans in the US Criminal Justice System Co-sponsored by the West African Research AssociationGeorge Walters-Sleyon, Director, The Center For Church and Prison

Thu., Dec. 1, 5:30-7pm

Women and Comedy: Comedienne Erin Judge Co-sponsored by the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and African American Studies Program

Tue., Dec. 6, 5pm

Black Stories/White Series: Finding the African-American Narrative in Mad Men Dr. Deborah L. Jaramillo, Assistant Professor of Film & Television, Boston University

For more information on the African American Studies Program, please contact Deirdre James, Program Administrator at or 617-358-1421.