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 12

Campus-wide Poetry Weekend: Poetry Performance J. Ivy and Dana Gilmore

Two part poetry performance (intermission includes DINNER provided by Subway!)

Friday, November 12th, 2010
6:30 – 8:00 pm / Sayles Hill Great Space

Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th

Black Student Alliance (BSA) Campus-Wide Poetry Weekend!  Please mark your calendars!

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Friday, November 12, 6:30-8:00 p.m. Great Space in Sayles-Hill featuring J. Ivy and Dana Gilmore

  • Two part performance - at 7:00 p.m. there is an intermission that includes DINNER provided by Subway!

Saturday, November 13, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Boliou 104 - Student Poetry Workshop with J. Ivy

Saturday, November 13, 7:00-9:00 p.m. The Cave - Open Mic

Sponsored by BSA. Contact: Nikki Lamberty, Black Student Alliance, x4217