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.


Jun 10

African & African American Studies Faculty, Students, Parents reception

African and African American department reception for faculty, graduates and their families on the day before Commencement.

Friday, June 10th, 2011
2:30 – 3:30 pm / Leighton front lawn; Rain: Lei. main floor

Sponsored by College Relations. Contact: Kerry Raadt, x4308