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.


Feb 21

Haiti Human Rights Week Dinner & Panel

From site: Haiti Relief Gateway

Join Haiti Relief Carleton and the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield for dinner in the Great Hall followed by Q&A with Mario Joseph (Haiti’s most prominent human rights lawyer), Brian Concannon (Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti), and Paul Miller (Executive Director of the Haiti Justice Alliance of Northfield). Part of Haiti Human Rights Week.

Monday, February 21st, 2011
6:30 – 8:30 pm / Great Hall

Sponsored by Haiti Relief Carleton. Contact: Leah R. Eby, +1 314 315 7725