Each term African and African American Studies sponsors the Angelina Weld Grimké lecture series and at least one additional event or lecture.

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Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was the first African American female student to attend the Carleton Academy, a preparatory school that was a part of the college campus from 1866 to 1906.  She went on to be an American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance; she was one of the first African-American women to have a play publicly performed.  A list of previous Grimke Lectures can be found here.


May 26

Multicultural Senior Ceremony & Celebration

From site: Intercultural & International Life

Saturday, May 26th, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 pm / Great Hall

Multicultural Senior Ceremony and Celebration honors the academic accomplishments and community involvement of the senior class. This ceremonial reception aims to foster higher retention rates, academic excellence, as well as motivate future students to continue thrive here at Carleton.This reception also recognizes the important role that students of the Multicultural community have dedicated to Carleton‘s campus through community service, intellectual curiosity, and leadership that has contributed to significant changes both in and out of the classroom. This event is open to all students who are committed to the continued academic excellence and social responsibility of the multicultural community.

Sponsored by Multicultural Senior Celebration Committee. Contact: Jeweletter M. Johnson