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African-American studies sponsors symposium, Oct. 10

The Program in African-American Studies is presenting a symposium on "The State of African, African-American, Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies" from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Frist Multipurpose Room B.

"We are bringing together four of the nations most distinguished scholars to educate our campus community on the intellectual maturity of four fields of study: African studies, African-American studies, Caribbean studies and African diaspora studies," said Colin Palmer, the acting director of Princetons Program in African-American Studies. Each speaker will address the history, development and present state of their field.

Speakers include Joseph Miller, professor of African studies at the University of Virginia; Paul Lovejoy, professor of African diaspora studies at York University in Canada; Franklin Knight, professor of Caribbean studies at Johns Hopkins University; and Nell Irvin Painter, professor of African-American studies at Princeton. Palmer will act as moderator.

A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers. There will be a reception from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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