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Friday, February 28th
8:30 AM

Registration Pickup and Continental Breakfast

Oberlin College

Hotel at Oberlin

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

9:00 AM

Symposium Welcome

Fredara Hadley, Visiting Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, Oberlin College
Tamika Nunley, Assistant Professor of History and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College


9:00 AM

9:15 AM

Session I: Reclaiming the Intellectual Artistry of Shirley Graham Du Bois

LaTanya Hall, Jazz Performance, Oberlin College
A.G. Miller, Emeritus, Religion, Oberlin College
Caroline Jackson Smith, Theater and Africana Studies, Oberlin College
Lucy Caplan, American Studies, Yale University


9:15 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Session II: New Directions in the History of African American Women's Intellectual Activism

Meredith Gadsby, Africana Studies and Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College
Pamela Brooks, Africana Studies, Oberlin College
Sandra Zagarell, Emerita, English, Oberlin College
Carol Lasser, Emerita, History, Oberlin College


10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lunch Lecture

Gerald Horne, History and African American Studies, University of Houston

Hotel at Oberlin (Tappan Room)
*NOTE: Event is capped at 50 attendees

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

1:30 PM


Oberlin College


1:30 PM - 1:45 PM

1:45 PM

Session III: The Student as Artist and Intellectual: Gleaning from Shirley Graham Du Bois's Experience at Oberlin

Megan Mitchell, Oberlin College Library
Student Speakers


1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM


Oberlin College


3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

4:30 PM

Closing Lecture and Performance

Tammy Kernodle, Musicology, Miami University

Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater
*NOTE: Event is capped at 50 attendees

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM