Each term African and African American Studies sponsors the Angelina Weld Grimké lecture series and at least one additional event or lecture.
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.
The Legacy of Slavery in the Atlantic World
From site: AFRISA
Dr. Kwame Nimako, a professor of InternationalRelations at the University of Amsterdam will be presenting a book he just wrote called 'The Dutch Atlantic: Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation,' which came out in September. He will be introduced by Dr. Steven Small, a Professor in the Africana Studies Department at UC Berkeley, author of the foreword to Dr. Nimako's book.
Sponsored by AFRISA. Contact: Alpha Oumar Diallo