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Upcoming Events

Africana Studies Program and VU Pride Present Langston Hughes 115th Birthday Bash

Join us for an evening of public readings of works by one of the finest artists of the Harlem Renaissance.

Wednesday February 1, 2017
4:30 pm
Falvey Memorial Speaker’s Corner

Brief remarks by: Dr. Crystal J. Lucky, Associate Professor of English, VU

2017 Annual Senghor-Damas-Cesaire Lecture


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

Helon Habila

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.

Edward Collymore Honor Society

The Edward Collymore Honor Society & Multicultural Student Union Present

"An Evening of Multultural Excellence Strides in Solidariy"

You are cordinally invited to this dinner where we will reconize individuals and groups who have made significant strides towards improving our community.

The Villanova Room
April 7th 6:00 p.m. 

Ida B. Wells Lecture

BBQ Social

Film Screening: The Trowaways

Helon Habila

Nikki Johnson-Huston ESQ.

Black History Month Lecture: James Peterson

Film Screening: Fences


Vincent Lloyd

Contact Information

Maghan Keita, PhD
Director, Africana Studies Program
Professor of History
Phone: 610-519-6964

Joyce Harden

Administrative/ Events Assistant
SAC Room 036
Phone: 610-519-6302