Events Inside and Outside the Center
 
 
LHC Related Events:
 
Fall  2014
 
November 2014
 
Rehabilitation and Frustration: Richard Pryor and his Struggles with Hollywood Superstardom in the 1980s,” Ray Pence, University of Kansas
November 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2014
 
Push, Precious, and the Trauma of Literary Adaption,” Ayesha Hardison, Ohio University (LHVP Fall 2014)
October 6, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2014
 
Marwa Africana Lecture Series
“Barack Obama and the Future of Black Politics,” Frederick Harris, Columbia University
September 25, 2014 @ 7pm
Alderson Auditorium - Kansas Union  (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Justice Postponed is Justice Denied: Lucile Bluford and the Campaign for Educational Equality in Missouri,” James Baker, University of Kansas
September 8, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
 
Previous LHC Events:
 
April 2014
 
Suppression of Oppression: Impact of (Retouched) Racial Segregation Photographs on Group Attitudes and Policy,” Ludwin Molina, University of Kansas
April 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2014
 
Freedom Riders
Freedom Riders,” Film Screenings
March 4  & 18, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Dole Institute of Politics (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 4 & 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
Freedom Riders
Congress of Racial Equality, The Freedom Riders, and the Early Civil Rights Movement,” Clarence Lang, University of Kansas
March 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
Strange Land of Shadows: Walmart and the Black Belt Growth Machine,” Joan Weston, Ohio University
March 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Remembering the Legacies of Chinua Achebe and Nelson Mandela
Remembering the Art, Politics, and Legacy of Chinua Achebe,” Omofalabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Byron Caminero-Santangelo, and Peter Ukpokodu, University of Kansas
March 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Malott Room, Kansas Union (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Africa’s Struggles for Decolonization: From Achebe to Mandela,” Paul Zeleza, Quinnipaic University
March 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2014
 
Slavery By Another Name
Slavery by Another Name,” Film Screenings
February 4  & 18, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Dole Institute of Politics (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 4 & 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
Lest We Forget: An ethnographic journey through Angola State Penitentiary,” Daniel Evan Atkinson, University of Kansas
February 10 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Amiri Baraka
Remembering the Art, Politics, and Legacy of Amiri Baraka,” Tony Bolden, Darren Canady, William J. Harris, and Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas
February 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Slavery By Another Name
Worse than Slavery: Race, Violence, and the Defining of the Nation in Post-Emancipation America,” Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
February 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
December 2013
 
My Dear Boy: Carrie Hughes’ Letters to Langston Hughes,” Carmeletta M. Williams, Johnson Community College and Edgar Tidwell, University of Kansas
December 9 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2013
 
The Heartland as Home: Blending Place, Race, and Personal History in Dramatic Writing,” Darren Canady, University of Kansas
November 11 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Case for a Pardon
Case for a Pardon: The Pete O’Neal Story,” Steve Penn & Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II
November 4 , 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2013
 
An End of Innocence: African-American High School Protest in the 1960s and 1970s,” Shirley Hill and John Rury, University of Kansas
October 7 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2013
 
It is true in more senses than one, that slavery rests upon hell! Slavery as Hell, Embodiments and Experiences of Evil, and the Burdening of White Slaveholding Religion,”
Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University
September 9 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2013
 
Pulled Over: Racial Framing of Police Stops,”
Chuck Epp, University of Kansas
April 8 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
African Americans in WW II
Tuskegee Airmen: Red Tails Examined,”
Kevin Willmott, University of Kansas
April 9 , 2013 @ 7:30 am
Dole Institute for Politics (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2013
 
The Marley Hypothesis: Racism Denial and Epistemologies of Ignorance,”
Phia Slater, Texas A&M University
Glenn Adams, University of Kansas
March 11 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2013
 
Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,”
Jacob S. Dorman, University of Kansas
February 11 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove E (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2012
 
“Make It Funky IV: Tribute of Lauryn Hill
Nicole Hodges Persley
Meta DuEwa
Natasha Ria El-Scari
MC Storm
November 1, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas Union, Alderson Auditorium (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Accreditation and Challenges of HBCUs,”
Jerry Crawford II, University of Kansas
November 12 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2012
 
“Your Vote, Your Future: Disfranchisement in America, Past and Present”
Margie Wakefield, Lawrence Community
Joyce McCray, Director, Wheat Law Library, Associate Professor of Law, KU
Shawn Leigh Alexander, Associate Professor, AAAS, KU
Clarence Lang, Associate Professor, AAAS, KU
October 18, 2012 @ 4:00 - 6:00pm
Kansas Union, Malott Room (Free and Open to the Public)
 
SOUL Train Chicago: NATIONALIST Beginning,”
Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas
October 22 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2012
 
Mad Men and the Northern Civil Rights Front of the 1960s,”
Clarence Lang, University of Kansas
September 10 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Race, Space, and Gender: A Conversation with KU Faculty”
Shawn Leigh Alexander, Ben Chappell, Jennifer F. Hamer, and Randal Maurice Jelks
September 12, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Raven Bookstore
8 E 7th Street
Lawrence KS
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
“The Crisis of Black Leadership,” Eddie Glaude, Jr., Princeton University
September 20, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Kansas Union, Big Twelve Room (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“The Black Church in the Age of Obama,” Eddie Glaude, Jr., Princeton University
September 22, 2012 @ 7:00pm
9th Street Missionary Baptist Church
847 Ohio Street
Lawrence KS
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
April  2012
 
“Occupy Detroit: Race, Radicalism, and Representation,”
David Goldberg, Wayne State University
April 9 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March  2012
 
Know Your Genes, Meet Your Ancestors, Reunite Your Roots!” Selling DNA ancestry testing and Root-Seekers’ engagement with African Diaspoic Biosocial Networks
Elonda Clay
March 12 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February  2012
 
Abandoned in the Heartland”
Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Kansas
February 13 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
December  2011
 
The Help: A Panel Discussion
 
December 4, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
Kansas Union, Malott Room (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November  2011
 
Considering Afro-Mexicans in the African Diaspora”
Robert Schwaller, University of Kansas
November 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October  2011
 
African American Literature: Dead or Alive”
Maryemma Graham, University of Kansas
October 3, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September  2011
 
Speaking with a Fire-Tongue: The Soucouyant as a Vocal Subaltern”
Crystal Boson, University of Kansas
September 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April  2011
 
Manning Marable: Remembering a Scholar and an Activist” Clarence Lang and Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
April 11, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2011
 
The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas,” Kim Warren, University of Kansas
March 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February  2011
 
“Terror in Tennessee: The Lynching of Elbert Williams and the Pursuit of Economic Justice in Brownsville,” Zanice Bond de Perez, University of Kansas
February 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2010
 
“African Worlds in Rapprochement: Diaspora as Praxis,” Michael Gomez, New York University
November 3, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Malott, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Even Dead I Was A Threat To Them - The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba and the Fragmentation of the Black Freedom Struggle,” Elizabeth Brickson, University of Kansas
November 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2010
 
“Black Studies in the Fourth Decade: Triumphs and Challenges,” Ernest Allen, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
October 20, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Pine, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Making Short-Form Films/Video - The Battle for Hearts and Minds,” Madison D. Lacy, University of Kansas
October 27, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Centennial, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“After Lunch Poems,” William J. Harris, University of Kansas
October 11, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2010
 
“boundlibertybelles”, DaMaris Hill, University of Kansas
September 13, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2010
 
“William Styron’s Nat Turner: Rhetoric, Confession, and the Question of Violence”, Dave Tell, University of Kansas
April 12, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2010
 
“Historian as Detective: Uncovering the Lynching of Fred Alexander”, Christopher Lovett, Emporia State University
March 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2010
 
“Representations of Black History as Tools of Liberation and Oppression,” Phia Salter, University of Kansas
February 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2009
 
“Racism, Imperialism, and the Obama Presidency,” Amiri Baraka.  November 3, 2009 @ 7pm
Alderson Auditorium - Kansas Union  (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Rights, Race, and Recognition,” Derrick Darby, University of Kansas
November 9, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2009
 
“Remembering Dr. John Hope Franklin, Ronald Takaki, and Kenneth Stampp,” David Katzman and other faculty members of the University of Kansas
October 12, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2009
 
“Forging an American Pluralism: The Mexican Revolution and American Civil RIghts,” Ruben Flores, University of Kansas
September 14, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove E (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2009
 
“The Replication of Victorian Racial Ideology in Harry Potter,”
Giselle L. Anatol, University of Kansas
April 13, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove D (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2009
 
“A ‘Bad Nationalist’ in the International Zone: Claude McKay in Tangier,” Gary Holcomb, Emporia State University
March 9, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove D (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2009
 
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM: A Century of the NAACP and the Struggle for Racial Equality
 
Featured Speakers:
Carol Anderson, Emory University
John H. Bracey, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Christopher De Santis, Illinois State University
Gretchen Cassel Eick, Friends University
Patricia Sullivan, University of South Carolina
 
February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kansas Union, Alderson Auditorium
Fees & Registration - $30 (includes lunch)
KU Students complimentary, registration required.
 
To register online or for more information, visit
 
 
"'Rowing Not Drifting' The Women of the Kansas Association of Colored Women, 1900-30" Doretha Williams, University of Kansas
February 9, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
December 2008
 
After Winter: The Regeneration of Sterling Brown’s Art and Life,” John Edgar Tidwell, University of Kansas
December 8, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2008
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
“By the Coast of Elmina: Africans & African Americans and the Problem of Slavery,” Randal M. Jelks, University of Kansas
November 20th, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“In Our Own Words and Photographs: Documenting the African American experience in the Kansas Region,” Deborah Dandridge, University of Kansas
November 10, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
“From the Door of No Return to the Door of Return: Legacies of Slavery in West Africa,” Kim Warren and Elizabeth MacGonagle, University of Kansas
November 6, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2008
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!” African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
"The Deeper Meaning of Common Sense: Collective Violence and White Agrarian Elites in the American South and South Africa, 1900-1927," John Higginson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
October 30, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
An “Army of Christ:” T. McCants Stewart and his quest to create a “Negro Nationality,” Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
October 9, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Barack Obama’s Candidacy: America, Race and the Historical Moment
Panelists: Dorthy Pennington (AAAS & Communications)
                Jonathan Earle (History and the Dole Institute)
                Donald Haider-Markel (Political Science)
                David Jones, Jr. (KU Student & KS Democratic Party)
October 13, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
"Race, Politics and History:  W.E.B. Du Bois and the Encyclopedia Africana Project," James T. Campbell, Edgar E. Robinson Professor of American History, Stanford University
October 23, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2008
 
“Circus, Shriners, and Fairs, Oh My: An Alternative History of Black Islam and American Orientalism,” Jacob Dorman, University of Kansas
September 8 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2008
 
Marwa Africana Lecture Series
“Black Athena and the Reaction To It,” Cornell University Professor Martin Bernal.  April 14, 2008 @ 7pm
Woodroff Auditorium - Kansas Union  (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“A Slave No More: Two Recently Discovered Narratives and the Story of Emancipation,” Yale University Professor David W. Blight.  April 24, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics.  (Free and Open to the Public)
 
 
 
 
“The past has been a mint
Of blood and sorrow.
That must not be
True of tomorrow.”
 -- Langston Hughes, (“History,” 1934).
Events Outside the Center:
 
September 2013
 
Reflecting Forward: 60 Years of American Studies at KU
September 23-27, 2013
 
David Roediger
“Emancipation from Below: The Jubilee Slaves Made and Freedom for All”
September 24  2013 @ 7:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union, University of Kansas
 
October 2013
 
6th Annual Tuttle Lecture
The Education of Barack Obama: Race and the Politics in the Age of Fracture,” Thomas Sugrue
October 10,  2013 @ 4:00 pm
Woodruff Auditorium, Kansas Union, University of Kansas
 
The Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award Lecture
Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,” Jacob Dorman
October 17,  2013 @ 7:30 pm
Hall Center Conference Hall, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
 
Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture
Race, Religion, and Ritual: Afro-Cuban Poets in the Age of Revolution,” Matthew Pettway
October 23,  2013 @ 3:00 pm
Kansas Room, Kansas Union, University of Kansas
 
November 2013
 
Aminatta Forna
Writing War: Civil Conflict and Memory
November 14,  2013 @ 5:00 pm
Hall Center Conference Hall, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
 
December 2013
 
David Roediger
Disability, Emancipation, and the US Civil War”
December 5,  2013 @ 4:00 pm
Spooner Hall, The Commons, University of Kansas
 
Events Outside KU:
 
Call for Papers
 
Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line - Tom Dunkel
96 Annual Convention, Pittsburgh, PA
September 21, 2013 @ 1:30 pm
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
1616 East 18th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108
Lecture is free with NLBM admission