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 19

Zuzu Acrobats

From site: Student Activities

Talented acrobats, musicians, and dancers from all parts of Africa whose show includes tumbling, juggling, arm-linking, chair-balancing, aerial ballet, and much more!

Sunday, February 19th, 2012
3:00 – 4:00 pm / Great Hall
This Sunday in the Great Hall

Sponsored by Student Activities. Contact: nsunderl