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Fall Events


Annual Senghor-Damas-Cesaire Lecture: Award Winning Novelist Helon Habila, George Mason University “The Future of the African Novel” Thursday, November 2, 2016 4:00 pm Favley Library, 204

Dr. Crystal Lucky's Book Signing and Lecture


Dr. Crystal J. Lucky, "Rev. Charlotte Riley and the Image of Black Women's Piety": 10/27

The Africana Studies Program and Falvey Memorial Library cordially invite you to a talk by author, Crystal J. Lucky, PhD. The talk “Rev. Charlotte Riley and the Image of Black Women's Piety” will take place Thursday, Oct. 27, 4 p.m., in Falvey’s Speakers’ Corner. Dr. Lucky will discuss the Reverend Mrs. Charlotte S. Riley, an African American woman who was a licensed minister and popular preacher in the Carolinas after emancipation from slavery. Dr. Lucky discovered a forgotten autobiography of the former slave and has recently published Riley’s memoir with the University of Wisconsin Press, providing an introduction and notes. The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the talk.

Contact Information

Chiji Akoma, PhD
Director, Africana Studies
Associate Professor, English
Phone: 610-519-6967

Joyce Harden

Administrative Assistant
SAC Room 023
Phone: 610-519-4640