Morgan "Wmalim" Peters, Professor, University of Massachusetts and Author, will discuss African and Native American cultures as reflected in the oral, literary, and musical traditions of African American culture; as well as the influence of the Black Power Movement upon Native American activism of the 1960's and '70's in a talk titled "Brer Rabbit's Children: Black Indian Identity and Aesthetics."
3:30 PM, MBL Club, 100 Water Street, MBL
Dr. Ronald E. Mickens, Distinguished Callaway Professor in Physics, Clark Atlanta University, will discuss the influence of African Americans in science in a presentation titled "From Slavery to Freedom: The African American Presence in Science."
3:00 PM, Stephen H. Clark Conference Room, National Marine Fisheries' Aquarium
Dr. Spencer Holland, Founder of PROJECT 2000 and the Center for Educating African-American Males, Morgan State University, will discuss sending our children out into this modern world "functionally illiterate," depriving them of their Civil Rights today in a talk titled "Reading is Fundamental." Dr. Holland has dedicated his career to ameliorating the epidemic of school failure that plague African-American males in school systems throughout the nation.
12:00 noon, Meigs Room, Swope, MBL
Harambee - An ethnic potluck feast welcoming everyone of every ethnicity.
Enjoy an evening of multicultural arts, crafts, and music. Don't forget to bring your favorite potluck dish.
4:00 PM, Swope Dining Room, MBL
All events are free and open to the public
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