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.


Nov 5

Somali Famine Panel: Special Envoy Mr. Abukar Arman, Prof Ahmed Samatar, Macalester & Mr. Mohamed Hassan, ARC-Somalia

From site: Humanities Center

Asiya Mohamoud Gaildon, '14, and the Somali Famine Relief Group at Carleton have organized a panel discussion featuring Mr. Abukar Arman, Representative of the Somali Transitional Federal Government, Professor Ahmed I. Samatar, Somali professor of International Relations at Macalester College, and Mr. Mohamed Hassan from ARC-Somalia, to raise awareness of the devastating famine currently crippling Somalia and Somalia’s delicate sociopolitical state. This panel is sponsored by The Humanities Center, the African and African American Studies program and the Chaplain's Office. Everyone is invited to attend. The panel is scheduled for Saturday, November 5 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. in Boliou 104. Please contact Asiya Mohamoud Gaildon for further information at:

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
12:00 – 2:00 pm / Boliou 104
Somali Famine

Please contact Asiya Mohamoud Gaildon for further information at:



Sponsored by The Humanities Center, African/African American Studies, and Chaplain's Office. Contact: Nikki Lamberty, Somali Famine Relief Group, x4217