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'Black Men in America' is conference topic, March 4

"The State of Black Men in America: The Changing Faces of Leadership and the Quest for Excellence" is the focus of a conference scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4.

More than 30 speakers -- including scholars, writers, civic leaders and entrepreneurs -- will address a range of past and present issues of leadership within the black male community.

Harvard Law School professor Randall Kennedy, a member of Princeton's class of 1977 and a University trustee, will deliver the keynote address at 9 a.m. in the University Chapel. Other conference sessions will be held in various campus locations.

Speakers will include: Douglas Massey, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton; Melissa Harris-Lacewell, assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago; and Useni Eugene Perkins, president of the Association for the Development of Black Youth.

The conference is open to the public, but registration is required. Registration information and a schedule of events are available on the conference Web site.

The conference is sponsored by the student-run Black Men's Awareness Group as well as several academic and administrative offices.


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