Posts By: Chettarra Thompson

Julian Chambliss: “A World in Black and White”

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series Monday, February 18, 2016 Time: 10:30 A.M. – 11:45 A.M Location: Key West 218 A About the Speaker: Like most Floridians, Julian C. Chambliss was not born in the state. His true origin remains shrouded in mystery. We know that his quiet demeanor and glowing character guided him through childhood…. Read more »

Trent Tomengo on “Black Intellectualism and the Politics of Accountability”

Topic: Black Intellectualism and the Politics of Accountability: The Harlem Renaissance and The Black Movement Speaker: Trent Tomengo Date: January 19, 2016 Time: 10:30AM-11:45AM Location: Student Union Key West 218A   About the Speaker: Trent Tomengo is Professor of the Humanities at Seminole State College of Florida in Sanford where he teaches African American Humanities, Renaissance… Read more »

A Historical Prospective through Poetry

The James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series presents Mrs. Valada Flewellyn, poet, historian, curator and public lecturer. In her November 9 lecture, “A Historical Prospective through Poetry,” Flewellyn will share how her relationship with the father of the African American museum Icabod Flewellen influenced her poetry, storytelling and passion for history. Valada Flewellyn is the author… Read more »

Cultural Memory and Social Crisis in African American Music: Evolution of a Multi-Disciplinary Process

On October 19, speaker Eric Wright presented a lecture on “Cultural Memory and Social Crisis in African American Music: Evolution of a Multi-Disciplinary Process” as part of UCF Africana Studies’ 2015-16 James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series. Wright talked about the relationships between memory and identity in Africana Studies scholarship to show how social memory theory… Read more »