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 7

Prison Reform Week: Sarah Walker presents "Persistent Cycle: Efforts to Reform Minnesota's Criminal Justice System"

From site: Black Student Alliance

Sarah Walker, a Carleton alumna, is the Chief Operating Officer at 180 Degrees, Inc. and the founder of the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition will be presenting. Dinner will also be provided to those who attend on time. This is part of BSA's Prison Reform Week.

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012
5:30 pm / Boliou 104

Sponsored by Black Student Alliance &Sociology Department. Contact: Raymond R. Nelson