Honoring our Legacy, Preparing the Future
Wednesday, October 18, 2023
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Browsing Room in Founders Library, Howard University
Interdisciplinary Research Building, Howard University
The Department of African Studies at Howard University is celebrating 70 years of existence this year! We are one of the oldest departments of African Studies in the nation. Our first M.A. degree was awarded in 1957, to Jewel R. Mazique, a woman from Washington, DC, who was a pioneering civil and women’s rights activist and government professional. Our first PhD was awarded in 1970, to Lezmore Emmanuel from the US Virgin Islands, who went on to establish the first Black Studies Department at what became the University of the Virgin Islands. These are two of hundreds of stories that illustrate our outstanding legacy.
The registration for the Symposium and the RSVP for the Dinner are now closed.