Conversation Series: Eddie Glaude and Greg Carr
An indepth look at African American Studies and the role of Historic Black Colleges.
Location: McCormick Hall 101
Date/Time: 04/11/11 at 4:30 pm - 04/11/11 at 6:00 pm
Greg E. Carr is Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University. Prior to coming to Howard, Dr. Carr served as the School District of Philadelphiaâs First Resident Scholar on Race and Culture. In 2005, he led a team of academics and educational policymakers in the design of the curriculum framework for the African-American History course now required for public high school students in Philadelphia and edited Lessons in Africana Studies , the first secondary school materials to approach African American History from an Africana Studies methodological framework. He is also co-founder of the Philadelphia Freedom Schools Movement, a community-based academic initiative that has involved over 10,000 elementary school students, 2,000 high school students, and 1,000 college students in an intensive, African-centered curriculum.
Dr. Carr has lectured across the U.S. and in Ghana, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, France, and England, among other places. His publications include the article "Toward an Intellectual History of Africana Studies,â? which appeared in the field's authoritative anthology, The African American Studies Reader, and What Black Studies is Not: Moving From Crisis to Liberation in African Intellectual Work (Socialism and Democracy, Vol. 25, No. 1, March 201, pp. 1-14). He is a former member of the board of the National Council for Black Studies and is the Second Vice President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. Dr. Carr has been named Professor of the Year twice by the Howard University Student Association and once by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council and the College of Arts and Sciences Honors Association.
Dr Carr, Dr Dana Williams, Howard staff and sixty undergraduate students inaugurated Howardâs historic Summer Study Abroad in Egypt in 2008. The 2010 Egypt Study Abroad initiative saw two dozen Howard students join with faculty from Chicago State University, Northeastern Illinois University and Miles College.
Dr. Carr is the Co-Editor of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizationsâ multi-volume African World History Project and has represented Howard University as a spokesman in a wide range of print and electronic media, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde, USA Today, MSNBC, National Public Radio, WHUR, WHUT, C-SPAN and CNN, as well as a range of local radio, television and internet media outlets.
Department: Center for African American Studies