Author Edwidge Danticat will be a keynote speaker at the “Black Studies @ 50: 1968/1969” conference. The University of Texas established the Afro-American Studies and Research Center in 1969, five years after hiring its first black faculty member. The conference will explore this legacy from the late 1960s, when students challenged colleges and universities to diversify their curricula and communities.
The conference will be hosted by the Warfield Center, the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies, the Institute for Urban Policy Research and Analysis, and the Art Galleries at Black Studies. Schedule and more information online.
Location: AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave., Austin, 78705