Discussion marks 40th anniversary of black studies

Dec. 9, 2009 10:12 a.m.

"Black Studies At 40: The Ivy League" is the title of a panel discussion set for 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, in Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture.

The event marks the 40th anniversary of the founding of black studies programs at American universities and their role in helping to shape the national dialogue on race. Princeton's Program in African American Studies was one of the first in the nation when it was launched in 1969. The program was expanded in 2006 to become the Center for African American Studies.

In the panel discussion, chairs and other administrators of black studies programs from Ivy League institutions will examine the past and present of the field and discuss its future. It will be moderated by Noliwe Rooks, associate director of Princeton's Center for African American Studies, and will include Eddie Glaude, chair of the center. The panel also will feature J. Martin Favor of Dartmouth College, Jonathan Holloway of Yale University, Fredrick Harris of Columbia University, Salah Hassan of Cornell University, Tricia Rose of Brown University and Tukufu Zuberi of the University of Pennsylvania.

The event is sponsored by the Center for African American Studies.