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.


Oct 5

Haiti - After the Earthquake

From site: Humanities Center

Rea Dol, Founder and Director of the SOPUDEP School near Port-au-Prince, will speak about the current situation in Haiti. Featured in the New York times as "The Mother Figure of Morne Lazarre," Ms. Dol has been leading Haitian efforts to reestablish normalcy after the earthquake. Hamline professor Max Adrien, also a Haitian native, will speak briefly about Haitian culture today, and student leaders of Haiti Relief will propose ways to help. Sponsored by the Humanities Center, Haitian Relief, and the Haiti Justice Alliance.

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010
4:00 – 5:15 pm / Boliou 104

Sponsored by Humanities Center, Haiti Relief, and the Haiti Justice Alliance. Contact: Cathy Yandell, x4245