Panel to discuss role of black studies on Oct. 5
KINGSTON, R.I. -- September 27, 2000 -- What is the relevance of black
studies today? What direction it is heading?
These types of questions will be explored during a panel discussion on
"The Role of Black Studies in Higher Education in the 21st Century"
on October 5 at the University of Rhode Island. The African and African-American
Studies Program invites the public to share ideas and thoughts. There is
The discussion will be held at 7 p.m. in Atrium 1, Memorial Union, Kingston
Dr. Harold Horton of the Trotter Institute, the University of Massachusetts-Boston
will moderate. Panelists include Dr. William Nelson, a research professor
of African and African American Studies, professor of political science
and the director of the Center for Research and Public Policy at the Ohio
State University, will serve as a panelist. Nelson will be available to
sign his latest book, Black Atlantic Politics during the evening.
Other panelists include Drs. E. Rae Ferguson and Peniel Joseph of URI's
History Department and Dr. Gitahi Gititi of URI's English Department.
The evening will begin with each panelist offering remarks. The audience
will then be encouraged to participate in the discussion.
The evening is co-sponsored by URI's Office of the Provost and Vice-President
for Academic Affairs, Honors Program and Visiting Scholars Committee and
the Dean's Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.
For Information: Cynthia Hamilton, 874-2536, Jan Sawyer,