Previous LHC Events


October

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Multiracial Adults and Self-Rated Health: The Role of Racial Identification and Neighborhood Context" - Jarron M. Saint Onge, University of Kansas
When:  October 3 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Langston Hughes Center

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture

What: Fair Housing at 50: Then and Now - Shawn Alexander, Betty Bottiger, Clarence Lang and Fred Six
When: October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, the City of Lawrence  and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: "Limitations and Possibilities in Researching the N-Word" - Tyler Parry and Clay Finn, California State University, Fullerton
When:  October 17 @ 11:30 am
Where: The Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm 1, University of Kansas
Cost per person: 
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies
 

September

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: "Intersections: The Complexity of Nate Parker, Sexual Assault and Birth of a Nation" - Jameelah Jones, The University of Kansas
When:  September 12 @ 11:30 am
Where: The Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm 1, University of Kansas
Cost per person: 
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Down, Out, and Under Arrest: Policing and Everyday Life among the Urban Poor" - Forrest Stuart, University of Chicago
When:  September 12 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities, the Langston Hughes Center, and the Urban Experience Seminar

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture

What: Welcome to Shelbyville film screening and discussion - Cecilia Menjavar and Jennifer Ng, University of Kansas
When: September 12 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, Kansas African Studies Center, the Department of African and African-American Studies and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

An Evening with Jabari Asim: KU Common Book Keynote Lecture

What: An Evening with Jabari Asim
When: September 29 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Budig Hall, rm 130, University of Kansas

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: First-Year Experience, the Department of African and African-American Studies, the Department of American Studies and the Langston Hughes Center

May

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Legality, Racialization, and Immigrants' Experience of Ethnoracial Othering in Russia" - Victor Agadjanian & Cecilia Menjivar, University of Kansas
When:  May 2 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and the Langston Hughes Center

Unveiling of the We Shall Overcome Historical Marker

What: We Shall Overcome - 1965 Strong Hall Sit-In Historical Marker Unveiling 
When: May 4 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Strong Hall Rm 330, The University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

April

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: "Hamilton on Broadway: Moment or Movement?" - Henry Bial, The University of Kansas
When:  April 11 @ 11:30 am
Where: The Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm 1, University of Kansas
Cost per person: 
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "What's in a Memory?: Race, Property and the Production of the Criminal at the Caravelle Leprosarium" - Christopher Perreira, University of Kansas
When:  April 11 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and the Langston Hughes Center

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture

What: Ebola: One Nurse's Story - Joey Scaletta, Director of Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Healthcare-Associated Infections program
When: April 12 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, Kansas African Studies Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture

What: Islamophobia - Naima Boussofara and Jessica Gerschultz, The University of Kansas
When: April 25 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, Kansas African Studies Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

March

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture

What: Jimi Hendrix: Blues Artist and Organic Intellectual - Tony Bolden, The University of Kansas
When: March 10 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: "When Race Matters: Black Girls' Disciplinary Experiences in Zero Tolerance Schools" - Dorthy Hines-Datiri, The University of Kansas
When:  March 21 @ 11:30 am
Where: The Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm 1, University of Kansas
Cost per person: 
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Policing Immigrants: Dilemmas on the Front Lines of Immigration Control" - Amada Armenta, University of Pennsylvania
When:  March 21 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and the Langston Hughes Center

Make It Funky

What: Make it Funky: A Tribute to Kendrick Lamar
When: March 24 [Full Details Forthcoming]
Where: Lawrence Arts Center, Lawrence Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Department of African & African-American Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

February

Black History Month: Book-to-Film Series

What: Black History Month: Book-to-Film Series - Beloved, Colored Purple, Disappearing Acts & The Women of Brewster Place
When:  Thursdays and Sundays in February @ 6:30 pm
Where: For information about screening locations (HERE)

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (w/ RSVP)
Sponsors of this Event: UMKC Black Studies Program, Kansas City Public Library and the Black Archives of Mid-America w/ Bebe and Crosby Kemper Foundation and UMB Bank

Lunch & Learn

What: Race in TV/Media - Office of Multicultural Affairs, University of Kansas
When: February 1 @ 12:00 pm
Where: OMA Classroom, Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center
Cost per person: FREE but BYOL
Sponsors of this Event: Office of Multicultural Affairs

Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards

What: Langston Hughes Creative Writing Awards
When: February 1 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Arts Center | 940 New Hampshire St. | Lawrence, KS
Cost per person:
 FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: Raven Book Store and the Lawrence Arts Center

This is Not Dixie

What: This is Not Dixie: Racist Violence in Kansas, 1861-1927 - Brent M. S. Campney, Texas-Rio Grande Valley
When:  February 3 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Kansas City Central Library | 14 W. 10th St. | Kansas City, MO

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (w/ RSVP)
Sponsors of this Event: Kansas City Public Library

20th Century Civil Rights and Liberties Film Series

What: Spies of MississippiRebecca Davis, University of Missouri, Kansas City
When:  February 4 @ 6:30 pm
Where: National Archives at Kansas City
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (w/ RSVP)
Sponsors of this Event: Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group and the National Archives at Kansas City

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: "A Whirling Demon": Jackie Steals Home & History - Raymond Doswell, Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
When: February 8 @ 11: 30
Where: 
The Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm 1, University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Understanding Mass Incarceration" - James Kilgore, University of Illinois
When:  February 8 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and the Langston Hughes Center

Black Panther Party

What: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
When:  February 13 @ 11:00 am
Where: Kansas City Plaza Branch Library | 4801 Main St. | Kansas City, MO

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (w/ RSVP)
Sponsors of this Event: Kansas City Public Library

Kevin Powell

What: The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey To Manhood - Kevin Powell
When: February 17 @ 5:00 pm
Where: 110 Budig Hall, 
University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Project on the History of Black Writing, First Year Experience, Office of Diversity & Equity, Department of English and Kansas Athletics
For More Information: [Here]

Black Literary Suite

What: Black Literary Suite: Sports Figures with a Kansas Connection
When: February 18 @ 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Where: 455 Watson Library, 
University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Project on the History of Black Writing, University of Kansas Libraries and Kansas Athletics
For More Information: [Here]

Race and Sports Symposium

What: The Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports
Keynote Address: Dave Zirin of the Nation
Panel Discussion: Wayne Simien, Ernie Shelby and Lisa Braddy - Moderated by Shawn Leigh Alexander
When:  February 18 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Kansas Union Ballroom, University of Kansas

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (With RSVP from EventBrite.)
Sponsors of this Event: The University of Kansas School of Business, The Langston Hughes Center, KU Athletics, KU Alumni Association, K-Club, and the Departments of African & African-American Studies and Health, Sport and Exercise Science

The Burning of Black Churches

What: Black History Month Program: The Burning of Black Churches - Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group
When: February 20 @ 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Where: Black Archives of Mid-America | 1722 E. 17th Terrace | Kansas City, MO
Cost per person: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group and the Black Archives of Mid-America

Desegregating Swope Park

What: Desegregating the Swope Park Swimming Pool - Thurgood Marshall Jr. and Alvin Brooks
When:  February 25 @ 6:00 pm
Where: Kansas City Plaza Branch Library | 4801 Main St. | Kansas City, MO

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (w/ RSVP)
Sponsors of this Event: Kansas City Public Library

Black Scientists

What: An Evening with Black Physicists - Vera Loggins, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Kevin Reynolds, NASA Ames, and Christopher Bruner, Theresa Amante, and David Menager, University of Kansas
When:  February 29 @ 7:00 pm
Where: The Commons, Spooner Hall, The University of Kansas
Cost per person: 
FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Society of Black Engineers, and Department of African & African-American Studies

2015 

 

September

Making Black Lives Matter

What: Making Black Lives Matter: One Year in the Movement, Bukky Gbadegesin, Saint Louis University
When:  September 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Where: The Commons, Spooner Hall

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: Office of Multicultural Affairs, Departments of African and African-American Studies and American Studies, and The Langston Hughes Center
About: Read More

David Roediger

What: 2015 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award public talk, David Roediger, University of Kansas
When:  September 10 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Hall Center Conference Hall, The Hall Center for the Humanities

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities
About: Read More

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: Concrete Demands: The Search for Black Power in the 20th Century, Rhonda Y. Williams, Case Western Reserve University
When:  September 14 @ 11:30 am
Where: Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm. 1

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center
About: Read More

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: Police and Inequality - Steven Herbert, University of Washington
When:  September 14 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities, The Langston Hughes Center, Institute for Policy and Social Research, and the Departments of Geography and Sociology

 

October

20th Century Civil Rights & Liberties Film Series

What: Free Angela & All Political Prisoners
When:  October 1 @ 6:00 pm.
Where: National Archived at Kansas City, Kansas City, MO [400 W Pershing Road]
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with RSVP

Sponsors of this Event: National Archived at Kansas City and Greater Kansas City Black History Study Group
About: Read More

Detroit '67

What: Detroit '67 - KU University Theatre
When:  October 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, & 8 check the link below for times.
Where: William Inge Memorial Theatre, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Check the link below for prices

Sponsors of this Event: Department of Theatre
About: Read More

West of Harlem

What: West of Harlem: African American Writers and the Borderlands, Emily Lutenski
When:  October 8 @ 6:00 pm.
Where: Central Library, Kansas City, MO [14 W 10th St.]
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with RSVP

Sponsors of this Event: Kansas City Public Library
About: Read More

Protecting the Vote Symposium

What: Protecting the Vote: Dialogues on Citizenship, Elections and the Franchise
Participants Will Include:  

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State 
Stephen McAllister, E.S. & Tom W. Hampton Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Kansas
Pippa Holloway, Middle Tennessee State University
J. Morgan Kousser, California Institute of Technology
Michael Clemons, Old Dominion University
Dan Smith, University of Florida 
Matt Barreto, University of California Los Angeles
Lonna Atkeson, University of New Mexico

When:  October 8 @ 1:30 - 7:30 pm
Where: Panel Presentations (1:30-4:40 pm) - Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas

Where: Keynote Presentation (5:30-7:30 pm) - The Commons, University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC with RSVP 

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities, The Langston Hughes Center, Office of the Chancellor, Office of the Provost, College of Liberal Arts and Science, School of Law, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Office of Multicultural Affairs, Institute for Policy & Social Research, and the Departments of African & African-American Studies and Political Science

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture 

What: Driving While Black, Charles Epp, University of Kansas
When:  October 14 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center and the Lawrence Public Library

Semple Brownbag

What: Haitian Hollywood: Recreating Home in Exile, Cécile Accilien, University of Kansas
When:  October 19 @ 11:30 am
Where: Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm. 1

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center
About: Read More

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Street-Level Bureaucracy Theory, and the Myth of 'One Bad Apple': Policing in Local Communities" - Shannon Portillo, University of Kansas
When:  October 19 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and The Langston Hughes Center

Humanities Lecture Series

What: "On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City" - Alice Goffman, University of Wisconsin
When:  October 21 @ 7:30 pm
Where: The Commons, Spooner Hall, University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities
About: Read More

What: "A Conversation with Alice Goffman" - Alice Goffman, University of Wisconsin
When:  October 22 @ 10:00 am
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities

The Tuttle Lecture

What: Tuttle Lecture - Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
When:  October 22 @ 4:00 pm
Where: Woodruff Auditorium, The Kansas Union, University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsors of this Event: Department of American Studies
About: Read More

 

November

University Community Forum

What: Racial Violence and the KKK Hearings: Lessons of the Past for Today - Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
When:  November 4 @ 11:30 am
Where: Ecumenical Campus Ministries

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: Ecumenical Campus Ministries

Research on the Leading Edge

What: Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature - Karla Holloway, Duke University
When:  November 5 @ 3:30 pm
Where: The Hall Center for the Humanities

Cost per person: Open to Faculty and Graduate Students with RSVP
Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center of the Humanities
About: Read More

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "Police Brutality: The Centrality of Race and Place" - Malcolm Dwight Holmes, University of Wyoming
When:  November 9 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and The Langston Hughes Center

Torchbearers of Democracy

What: Torchbearers of Democracy: African American Soldiers in the World War I Era - Chad Williams, Brandeis University
When:  November 10 @ 7:00 pm.
Where: The Commons, Spooner Hall, The University of Kansas
Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Sponsors of this Event: KU First-Year Experience, the Langston Hughes Center, KU WWI Centennial Commemoration and the Department of African and African-American Studies

Diverse Dialogues on Race and Culture 

What: Boko Haram - Beverly Mack, Ebenezer Obadare, and Stacey Leigh Vanderhurst, University of Kansas
When:  November 11 @ 7:00 pm
Where: Lawrence Public Library

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center, the Lawrence Public Library, the Kansas African Studies Center and the Department of African & African-American Studies

 

December

Jesse B. Semple Brownbag

What: Amiri Baraka and the Congress of African People: History and Memory, Michael Simanga, Georgia State University
When:  December 7 @ 11:30 am
Where: Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall, rm. 1

Cost per person: FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Sponsors of this Event: The Langston Hughes Center
About: Read More

Place, Race and Space Seminar

What: "How Police Stops Enforce Racial Hierarchy" - Chuck Epp, University of Kansas
When:  December 7 @ 3:30 pm
Where: Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas
Cost per person: Open to Faculty, Staff, and Graduate Students

Sponsors of this Event: The Hall Center for the Humanities and The Langston Hughes Center

 
April 2014
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Suppression of Oppression: Impact of (Retouched) Racial Segregation Photographs on Group Attitudes and Policy,” Ludwin Molina, University of Kansas
April 14, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2014
 
Freedom Riders
“Freedom Riders,” Film Screenings
March 4  & 18, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Dole Institute of Politics (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 4 & 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
Freedom Riders
“Congress of Racial Equality, The Freedom Riders, and the Early Civil Rights Movement,” Clarence Lang, University of Kansas
March 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Strange Land of Shadows: Walmart and the Black Belt Growth Machine,” Joan Weston, Ohio University
March 10, 2014 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Remembering the Legacies of Chinua Achebe and Nelson Mandela
“Remembering the Art, Politics, and Legacy of Chinua Achebe,” Omofalabo Ajayi-Soyinka, Byron Caminero-Santangelo, and Peter Ukpokodu, University of Kansas
March 5, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
Malott Room, Kansas Union (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Africa’s Struggles for Decolonization: From Achebe to Mandela,” Paul Zeleza, Quinnipaic University
March 6, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Hall Center for the Humanities
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2014
 
Slavery By Another Name
“Slavery by Another Name,” Film Screenings
February 4  & 18, 2014 @ 2:30 pm
Dole Institute of Politics (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 4 & 11, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Lest We Forget: An ethnographic journey through Angola State Penitentiary,” Daniel Evan Atkinson, University of Kansas
February 10 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Amiri Baraka
Remembering the Art, Politics, and Legacy of Amiri Baraka,” Tony Bolden, Darren Canady, William J. Harris, and Nicole Hodges Persley, University of Kansas
February 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Slavery By Another Name
“Worse than Slavery: Race, Violence, and the Defining of the Nation in Post-Emancipation America,” Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
February 27, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Freedom’s Frontier Heritage Area - Carnegie Library
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
December 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“My Dear Boy: Carrie Hughes’ Letters to Langston Hughes,” Carmeletta M. Williams, Johnson Community College and Edgar Tidwell, University of Kansas
December 9 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“The Heartland as Home: Blending Place, Race, and Personal History in Dramatic Writing,” Darren Canady, University of Kansas
November 11 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Case for a Pardon
“Case for a Pardon: The Pete O’Neal Story,” Steve Penn & Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II
November 4 , 2013 @ 7:00 pm
Alderson Auditorium, Kansas Union (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“An End of Innocence: African-American High School Protest in the 1960s and 1970s,” Shirley Hill and John Rury, University of Kansas
October 7 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“It is true in more senses than one, that slavery rests upon hell! Slavery as Hell, Embodiments and Experiences of Evil, and the Burdening of White Slaveholding Religion,”
Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University
September 9 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Pulled Over: Racial Framing of Police Stops,”
Chuck Epp, University of Kansas
April 8 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
African Americans in WW II
“Tuskegee Airmen: Red Tails Examined,”
Kevin Willmott, University of Kansas
April 9 , 2013 @ 7:30 am
Dole Institute for Politics (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“The Marley Hypothesis: Racism Denial and Epistemologies of Ignorance,”
Phia Slater, Texas A&M University
Glenn Adams, University of Kansas
March 11 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Langston Hughes Center, Bailey Hall rm. 1 (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2013
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions,”
Jacob S. Dorman, University of Kansas
February 11 , 2013 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove E (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2012
 
“Make It Funky IV: Tribute of Lauryn Hill”
Nicole Hodges Persley
Meta DuEwa
Natasha Ria El-Scari
MC Storm
November 1, 2012 @ 7:00 pm
Kansas Union, Alderson Auditorium (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Accreditation and Challenges of HBCUs,”
Jerry Crawford II, University of Kansas
November 12 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2012
 
“Your Vote, Your Future: Disfranchisement in America, Past and Present”
Margie Wakefield, Lawrence Community
Joyce McCray, Director, Wheat Law Library, Associate Professor of Law, KU
Shawn Leigh Alexander, Associate Professor, AAAS, KU
Clarence Lang, Associate Professor, AAAS, KU
October 18, 2012 @ 4:00 - 6:00pm
Kansas Union, Malott Room (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“SOUL Train Chicago: NATIONALIST Beginning,”
Randal Maurice Jelks, University of Kansas
October 22 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2012
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Mad Men and the Northern Civil Rights Front of the 1960s,”
Clarence Lang, University of Kansas
September 10 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Race, Space, and Gender: A Conversation with KU Faculty”
Shawn Leigh Alexander, Ben Chappell, Jennifer F. Hamer, and Randal Maurice Jelks
September 12, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Raven Bookstore
8 E 7th Street
Lawrence KS
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
“The Crisis of Black Leadership,” Eddie Glaude, Jr., Princeton University
September 20, 2012 @ 7:30pm
Kansas Union, Big Twelve Room (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“The Black Church in the Age of Obama,” Eddie Glaude, Jr., Princeton University
September 22, 2012 @ 7:00pm
9th Street Missionary Baptist Church
847 Ohio Street
Lawrence KS
(Free and Open to the Public)
 
April  2012
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Occupy Detroit: Race, Radicalism, and Representation,”
David Goldberg, Wayne State University
April 9 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March  2012
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Know Your Genes, Meet Your Ancestors, Reunite Your Roots!” Selling DNA ancestry testing and Root-Seekers’ engagement with African Diaspoic Biosocial Networks
Elonda Clay
March 12 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February  2012
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Abandoned in the Heartland”
Jennifer F. Hamer, University of Kansas
February 13 , 2012 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
December  2011
 
The Help: A Panel Discussion
December 4, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
Kansas Union, Malott Room (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November  2011
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Considering Afro-Mexicans in the African Diaspora”
Robert Schwaller, University of Kansas
November 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October  2011
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“African American Literature: Dead or Alive”
Maryemma Graham, University of Kansas
October 3, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September  2011
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Speaking with a Fire-Tongue: The Soucouyant as a Vocal Subaltern”
Crystal Boson, University of Kansas
September 12, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April  2011
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Manning Marable: Remembering a Scholar and an Activist” Clarence Lang and Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
April 11, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2011
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“The Quest for Citizenship: African American and Native American Education in Kansas,” Kim Warren, University of Kansas
March 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February  2011
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Terror in Tennessee: The Lynching of Elbert Williams and the Pursuit of Economic Justice in Brownsville,” Zanice Bond de Perez, University of Kansas
February 14, 2011 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2010
 
“African Worlds in Rapprochement: Diaspora as Praxis,” Michael Gomez, New York University
November 3, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Malott, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Even Dead I Was A Threat To Them - The Assassination of Patrice Lumumba and the Fragmentation of the Black Freedom Struggle,” Elizabeth Brickson, University of Kansas
November 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2010
 
“Black Studies in the Fourth Decade: Triumphs and Challenges,”Ernest Allen, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
October 20, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Pine, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Making Short-Form Films/Video - The Battle for Hearts and Minds,” Madison D. Lacy, University of Kansas
October 27, 2010 @ 3:30 pm
Centennial, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“After Lunch Poems,” William J. Harris, University of Kansas
October 11, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2010
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“boundlibertybelles”, DaMaris Hill, University of Kansas
September 13, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2010
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“William Styron’s Nat Turner: Rhetoric, Confession, and the Question of Violence”, Dave Tell, University of Kansas
April 12, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2010
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Historian as Detective: Uncovering the Lynching of Fred Alexander”, Christopher Lovett, Emporia State University
March 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2010
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Representations of Black History as Tools of Liberation and Oppression,” Phia Salter, University of Kansas
February 8, 2010 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2009
 
Marwa Africana Lecture Series
“Racism, Imperialism, and the Obama Presidency,” Amiri Baraka.  November 3, 2009 @ 7pm
Alderson Auditorium - Kansas Union  (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Rights, Race, and Recognition,” Derrick Darby, University of Kansas
November 9, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2009
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Remembering Dr. John Hope Franklin, Ronald Takaki, and Kenneth Stampp,” David Katzman and other faculty members of the University of Kansas
October 12, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove A (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2009
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Forging an American Pluralism: The Mexican Revolution and American Civil RIghts,” Ruben Flores, University of Kansas
September 14, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove E (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2009
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“The Replication of Victorian Racial Ideology in Harry Potter,”
Giselle L. Anatol, University of Kansas
April 13, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove D (Free and Open to the Public)
 
March 2009
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“A ‘Bad Nationalist’ in the International Zone: Claude McKay in Tangier,” Gary Holcomb, Emporia State University
March 9, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove D (Free and Open to the Public)
 
February 2009
 
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM (PDF): A Century of the NAACP and the Struggle for Racial Equality
 
Featured Speakers:
Carol Anderson, Emory University
John H. Bracey, Jr., University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Christopher De Santis, Illinois State University
Gretchen Cassel Eick, Friends University
Patricia Sullivan, University of South Carolina
 
February 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Kansas Union, Alderson Auditorium
Fees & Registration - $30 (includes lunch)
KU Students complimentary, registration required.
 
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
"'Rowing Not Drifting' The Women of the Kansas Association of Colored Women, 1900-30" Doretha Williams, University of Kansas
February 9, 2009 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
December 2008
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“After Winter: The Regeneration of Sterling Brown’s Art and Life,”John Edgar Tidwell, University of Kansas
December 8, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
November 2008
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
“By the Coast of Elmina: Africans & African Americans and the Problem of Slavery,” Randal M. Jelks, University of Kansas
November 20th, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“In Our Own Words and Photographs: Documenting the African American experience in the Kansas Region,” Deborah Dandridge, University of Kansas
November 10, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
“From the Door of No Return to the Door of Return: Legacies of Slavery in West Africa,” Kim Warren and Elizabeth MacGonagle, University of Kansas
November 6, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
October 2008
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!” African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
"The Deeper Meaning of Common Sense: Collective Violence and White Agrarian Elites in the American South and South Africa, 1900-1927," John Higginson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
October 30, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
English Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
An “Army of Christ:” T. McCants Stewart and his quest to create a “Negro Nationality,” Shawn Leigh Alexander, University of Kansas
October 9, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series -- Special Panel
Barack Obama’s Candidacy: America, Race and the Historical Moment
Panelists: Dorthy Pennington (AAAS & Communications)
                Jonathan Earle (History and the Dole Institute)
                Donald Haider-Markel (Political Science)
                David Jones, Jr. (KU Student & KS Democratic Party)
October 13, 2008 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Woodruff Auditorium (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“Come to Africa and it is here!”  African Americans and Africa Seminar Series (co-sponsored with KASC)
"Race, Politics and History:  W.E.B. Du Bois and the Encyclopedia Africana Project," James T. Campbell, Edgar E. Robinson Professor of American History, Stanford University
October 23, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
International Room, Kansas Union, (Free and Open to the Public)
 
September 2008
 
Jesse B. Semple Brownbag Series
“Circus, Shriners, and Fairs, Oh My: An Alternative History of Black Islam and American Orientalism,” Jacob Dorman, University of Kansas
September 8 @ 11:30 am
Kansas Union, Alcove J (Free and Open to the Public)
 
April 2008
 
Marwa Africana Lecture Series
“Black Athena and the Reaction To It,” Cornell University Professor Martin Bernal.  April 14, 2008 @ 7pm
Woodroff Auditorium - Kansas Union  (Free and Open to the Public)
 
“A Slave No More: Two Recently Discovered Narratives and the Story of Emancipation,” Yale University Professor David W. Blight.  April 24, 2008 @ 7:30pm
Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics.  (Free and Open to the Public)
 

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The Langston Hughes Center received a $180,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to conduct a June 2017 summer institute for high school teachers, entitled "Teaching the 'Long Hot Summer' of 1967 and Beyond."  The project will be led by Shawn Alexander, Clarence Lang, and John Rury. See <http://www.summer67.dept.ku.edu/​>

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