Department of African American Studies

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Buffalo to host the 90th Annual Conference of the ASALH (Association for the Study of African American Life and History), from October 5-9, 2005.Conference Theme: The Niagara Movement: Black Protest Reborn 1905-2005
  • New Fall 2005 course:  Black-White View of America
  • Summer/Fall  2005:  The Department celebrates the centennial of the founding of the Niagara Movement.
  • Marking the 40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
  • July 9, 2005:  The County of Niagara and others issue proclamations as the Department celebrates the centennial of the founding of the Niagara Movement.
  • April 7, 2005:  The Minority Faculty and Staff Association sponsors a lecture by Professor Michael Eric Dyson.
  • April 25, 2005: African American Studies co-sponsors a lecture by visiting scholar Kevin Boyle.
  • March 21, 2005: African American Studies co-sponsors a lecture by Professor William L. Andrews.
  • March 2-April 15, 2005: African American Studies co-sponsors lectures in conjunction with the NEH funded exhibition: "Forever Free."
  • February 10, 2005:  A lecture by Dr. Francoise Pfaff on women in African Films. 
  • Spring 2005: African American Studies helps sponsor UB's 9th International Women's Film Festival (January 27 through March 3, 2005).
  • October 26, 2004:  A Video conference with the Zurich Jazz Institute
  • The Department celebrates the art of Professor James G. Pappas 
  • Spring 2005: PBS to screen program on slavery titled "Slavery and the Making of America." Other upcoming PBS programs of relevance include American Experience "Malcolm X - Make it Plain" and "Race: The Power of an Illusion."
  • Spring 2004: Essay Contest to mark the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education.
  • Spring/Fall 2004: Brown v. Board of Education digital archive at University of Michigan.
  • Spring/Fall 2004:2004 is the International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition. Click here for more information (you will be taken to a page at the Unesco web site).

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