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    • 02/08/2016 - 4:00 p.m.
      Emma Christopher Lecture and Film Screening
      <p><span>Annual Black Atlantic History Lecture with guest Emma Christopher<img alt="" height="370" src="https://events.vanderbilt.edu/uploads/BAHL2016-Christopher-webpromo.jpg" width="270" /></span></p> <p><span>This year's Black Atlantic History Lecture series will offer a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary <em><a href="http://theyarewe.com/the-story/">They Are We</a>,<span>&nbsp;</span></em>the story of a remarkable reunion, 170 or so years after a family was driven apart by the ravages of the transatlantic slave trade. The director, Australian historian Emma Christopher, will present the film with a reception afterward.&nbsp;</span></p> <p>Dr. Emma Christopher is an academic historian, writer and anti-slavery campaigner who is on the faculty at the University of Sydney and currently holds a five-year Australian Research Council Fellowship.&nbsp; She has previously held fellowships at Yale University and Monash University, and has worked extensively in West Africa.&nb…  Read More...
    • 02/10/2016 - 4:00 p.m.
      Recovering Lost Voices: Robert Penn Warren and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement
      <p style="text-align: left;">A celebration and remembrance of Robert Penn Warren's life, with a panel discussion and dinner hosting&nbsp;interviewees from his landmark text&nbsp;<em><a href="http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300205107http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/book.asp?isbn=9780300205107">Who Speaks for the Negro</a>?</em></p> <p>&ldquo;Recovering Lost Voices: Robert Penn Warren and the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.&rdquo;</p> <p>Panel discussion related to Vanderbilt alumnus Robert Penn Warren&rsquo;s 1965 publication <em>Who Speaks for the Negro? </em>Speakers include two civil rights activists who were interviewed by Warren for the volume, Ruth Turner Perot and Robert Moses, as well as Reverend Kelly Miller Smith, Jr., whose father was also interviewed by Warren. A reception will follow.</p> <p>Co-sponsored by the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center, the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence, the Robert Penn Warren Center for the H…  Read More...
    • 02/11/2016 - 6:00 p.m.
      Black People Meet: Vandy Edition
      <p><strong>STRANDS &amp; REVAMP</strong> are proud to present...<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Black People Meet: Vandy Edition</strong></span>! This will be a fun Valentine's Day event for everyone to enjoy. There will be games, competition, food, and a lot of fun! We are sure that you will love this event and fall deeper in love with STRANDS &amp; REVAMP!</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><img alt="" height="353" src="https://events.vanderbilt.edu/uploads/anchorlink021116blackpromo.jpg" width="588" /></p>  Read More...
    • 02/16/2016 - 12:00 p.m.
      BCC Book Club: Crisis of the Negro Intellectual by Harold Cruse
      <p style="text-align: left;">Published in 1967, as the early triumphs of the Civil Rights movement yielded to increasing frustration and violence,&nbsp;<em>The Crisis of the Negro Intellectual</em>&nbsp;electrified a generation of activists and intellectuals. The product of a lifetime of struggle and reflection, Cruse's book is a singular amalgam of cultural history, passionate disputation, and deeply considered analysis of the relationship between American blacks and American society.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Reviewing black intellectual life from the Harlem Renaissance through the 1960s, Cruse discusses the legacy (and offers memorably acid-edged portraits) of figures such as Paul Robeson, Lorraine Hansberry, and James Baldwin, arguing that their work was marked by a failure to understand the specifically American character of racism in the United States. This supplies the background to Cruse's controversial critique of both integrationism and black nationalism and to his cl…  Read More...
    • 03/14/2016 - 12:00 p.m.
      Black Women In Film: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel
      <p>This documentary chronicles the life of Hattie McDaniel, actress, singer-songwriter, and the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mammy in Gone with the Wind.</p>  Read More...