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The Journal and Courier did an interview with Dr. Patton re: our 29th bi-annual symposium

"Black to the Future: Black Culture Through time and Space"

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Symposiums Archives

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29th Symposium "Black to the Future: Black Culture Through Time and Space"

November 20-22, 2014

twitter: #Black2theFuture

28th Annual Symposium "Celebrating Our Past & Looking Into Our future"

November 15-17, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Houston Baker of Vanderbilt University
                           Thursday Nov. 15, 7:00 PM Stewart Center, Room 310


27th Annual Symposium  "Afro-Latin America: Rethinking, Identity, Politics and Culture"

December 1-3, 2011

Symposium Program Booklet 2011

Call for papers

26th Annual Symposium "Race & Reality: Mediated Truths"

November 18-20, 2010

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 
call for papers

25th Annual Symposium "New Directions in Feminism and Womanism in Africa and African Diaspora

November 5-7, 2009 

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Travel and Lodging

24th Annual Symposium "(Re)Visioning the Black Caribbean: Spaces, Places, & Voices"

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Myriam Chancy, Louisiana State University

November 5-8, 2008

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