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March 18, 2009 - Barbara Jordan Lecture

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Professor Randall Robinson, School of International Affairs, Penn State's Dickinson Law School

"The Continuing Dilemma of Race in America"

March 2, 2009 - Chester Himes (1909-1984) Centenary Symposium

Chester Himes

A centennial symposium on the life and work of writer Chester Himes (1909-1984) entitled “Rage and Wit:  The Work of Chester Himes,” was held March 2, 2009. Coordinated by Jonathan Eburne (Penn State, English and Comparative Literature), the symposium brought together some of the most exciting new work on Himes by top scholars in the fields of African-American literature, international modernism and literary theory. The symposium examined Himes’ career as a writer whose work addresses burning political and cultural issues, both in the United States and abroad. Participants included Tyrone Sympson (Vassar College) Christopher Breu (Illinois State), Norlisha Crawford (Wisconsin-Oshkosh), Michael Berube (Penn State), Bernard Bell (Penn State), Keith Gilyard (Penn State), Steve Cannon (Author, NYC), Lawrence Jackson (Emory), Will turner (University of Manchester, UK), Justus Nieland (Michigan State), Linda Selzer (Penn State), Aldon Nielsen (Penn State), Wendy Walters (Emerson College), Francis (Pim) Higginson (Bryn Mawr College, Kevin Bell (SUNY-Albany), and Lisa Fluet (Boston College).

October 9, 2008 - The Anna Julia Cooper Symposium

Cooper Poster