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Professor James Turner

Making History: Reflecting on the Legacy of James Turner and Black Student Activism, 1969-2019

Africana Studies & Research Center

Friday, April 12, 2019 at 12:30pm

This year will mark 400 years since the beginning of the slave trade in the Americas, the 50thanniversary of the Willard Straight Occupation at Cornell and so many other important dates in the history of the black liberation movement.  This two-day symposium commemorates the 50thanniversary of the Willard Straight Occupation and honors the legacy of James Turner, the founding director of the Africana Studies and Research Center.  Our goal is to reflect on his impact in shaping the black student movement and activism.  Join us for this monumental event, which launches our yearlong series of events on the road to Africana@50 next spring.  The events are free and open to the public but we ask that attendees register and RSVP for the event.  Please register in advance for the symposium, which will be held from April 12th-13th at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University.  The program will begin on April 12th at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. on April 13th. 

Tickets for the dinner ceremony that culminates the two-day symposium require advance reservations.

Contact ASRC Events Coordinator Donna Pinnisi



Stefan Bradley

Stefan M. Bradley: UPENDING THE IVORY TOWER Book Tour

Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:30pm

​Africana Studies & Research Center , Multipurpose Room

Please join Stefan Bradley for a book discussion.

Stefan Bradley is currently the chair of the Department of African American Studies and associate professor at Loyola Marymount University. He has received numerous honors and awards including the Don Brennan Humanitarian Award; the Better Family Life Excellence in Educational Leadership Award; the SLU Faculty Excellence Award; the Ernest A. Calloway, Jr. Teaching Excellence Award; and, the St. Louis American’s Salute to Excellence Young Leaders Award.  He was selected as one of Delux Magazine’s Power 100. In the wake of the tragic events in Ferguson and St. Louis, he engaged in discussions with representatives from the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Commission, and Department of Education.