Africans, African Americans, Academia, and Activism Conference Program

Nicholas M. Creary's picture
April 6, 2018
Maryland, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Black History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Race Studies
Africans, African Americans, Academia, and Activism
The Gloria Richardson Humanities Initiative
Bowie State University
Bowie, MD 20715
April 6-7, 2018
Friday, April 6
Student Center Theater
9:00-10:30      Arts and Activism
Chair: Gina Lewis, Department of Fine & Performing Arts
Pauline Hopkins and Advocacy Journalism
Rhone Fraser
Bowie State University
Treat Em Right: The Role of Rap Artists in the Late 1980’s and Early 1990’s in Advocating for the Pursuit of Higher Education and the Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Ralph E. Godbolt
Penn State University
Radical Curator (as inspired by Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Ranikine)
Yulia Tikhonova
St. John’s University
10:45-12:15    Reinterpreting Activism
Student Center Theater
Chair: Roger Davidson, Department of History & Government
“A Morning of Unbelievable Horror”: The Police Siege at Texas Southern University
David Ponton III
University of South Florida
High Black Pressure! Racial Tension, Political Friction, and Jimmy Carter’s 1980 Creation of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Cheryl E. Mango
Grambling State University
A Lesson in Protest: A Historical Overview of Black Student Demonstrations at PWIs From the 1980s to Today
Jayne Cubbage
Bowie State University
12:15-2:00 Lunch on your own 
2:00-3:30        Pan-African Activism
Business 1209
Chair: David Reed, Department of History & Government
Le Pouvoir Noir: The Politics of Identity, Pan-Africanism, and Social Justice
Kishauna Soljour
Syracuse University
Pan-African Feminist Praxis and Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution
Layla D. Brown-Vincent
Bucknell University
The Whiteness in Mathematics Education and the Realities of Urbanicity: #Woke
Rolonda L. Payne
Morgan State University
3:45-5:00        Activism in the Baltimore-Washington Area
Business 1209
Chair: Tony Gass, Department of History & Government
The Prophets and the Ivory Tower: The Federated Colored Catholics of the United States and the Struggle to Reintegrate the Catholic University of America, 1919-1938
Nicholas M. Creary
Department of History & Government
Bowie State University
We Bring Thee Our Laurels: A History of Morgan Student-led Protest
Simone R. Barrett
Morgan State University
5:00-7:00        Reception
Saturday, April 7
MLK 102
9:00-10:30      Living History: A Conversation with Bowie State College Student Activists
Chair: Dorothy McFarland, Class of 1969
10:45-12:15    Keynote Address: “Towards an Antiracist Higher Education
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi
American University
Contact Info: 

Dr. Nicholas Creary

Department of History & Government

Bowie State University