African Americans in the Nineteenth-Century West Research Symposium

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
May 20, 2016 to May 21, 2016
Location: 
Missouri, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, American History / Studies, Slavery

African Americans in the Nineteenth-Century West Research Symposium.

Join us at Saint Louis University May 20-21, 2016 for a symposium that presents exciting new research on the African American experience in the nineteenth-century West.

Keynote Speaker:
Quintard Taylor, Jr., University of Washington

Evening Address:
Lynne Jackson, Dred Scott Heritage Foundation

Workshop for St. Louis City Teachers:  Monday, May 23, 2016


Panelists:
Reynaldo Anderson, Harris-Stowe State University
Nathan Jérémie-Brink, Loyola University Chicago
David Brodnax, Sr., Trinity Christian College
Marne Campbell, Loyola Marymount University
Sundiata Cha-Jua, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Anna-Lisa Grace Cox, Harvard University
Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Silvana R. Siddali, Saint Louis University
Stacey Smith, Oregon State University
Nikki Taylor, Texas State University
Dana Elizabeth Weiner, Wilfrid Laurier University
Fay Yarbrough, Rice University


Sponsors:
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University History Department
Saint Louis University Office of Equity and Diversity
Harris-Stowe State University
Midwest History Association
Missouri State Archives – St. Louis
Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Trinity Christian College
Wilfrid Laurier University

The symposium African Americans in the Nineteenth-Century West examines the African American experience in the Midwest and West. Among the program highlights are a keynote address by Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jr. of the University of Washington, a pioneer of African American western history, and an address by Lynne Jackson, a local activist and a direct descendant of Dred Scott. Historians at the symposium will present engaging new findings about Midwestern and western African American history. In addition to the addresses and academic panels, local teachers will engage in all aspects of the symposium, including a teacher workshop to be held on Monday, May 23. This inclusiveness will strengthen mutually beneficial connections between Saint Louis University and the wider community, as well as engage with vital current discussions surrounding race, activism, and power.


For more information, please contact symposium co-organizers David Brodnax, Sr., David.Brodnax@trnty.edu, Silvana R. Siddali, Saint Louis University, siddalis@slu.edu, or Dana Elizabeth Weiner, dweiner@wlu.ca


Please also see:
https://www.facebook.com/AfricanAmericans19thCWest/

Contact Info: 

Dana Elizabeth Weiner, Wilfrid Laurier University

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