African American Studies News
05/11/2016This year, the School of Arts and Sciences held an inaugural school-wide ceremony to recognize graduating seniors. Read More
05/04/2016Tyrese Bryant ’15, who studied political science and African American studies at St. John Fisher College, was recently elected president of the graduate student government at Clemson University, where he is pursuing a master’s degree in city and regional planning. Read More
03/29/2016St. John Fisher College’s 2016 Gathering of Griots Forum features award-winning poet Frank X Walker, who will read a selection of poems from his recent collections from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, in Basil 135. Read More
12/15/2015Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, director of the African American Studies program and founding dean and past director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs at St. John Fisher College, will deliver the annual Martin Luther King Memorial Lecture at the College at Brockport on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Seymour Union Ballroom. Read More
12/07/2015The African American Studies program had a busy year with many events and speakers. Here is just a sampling of what we were doing in 2015. Read More
02/26/2015On Tuesday, March 10, the School of Arts and Sciences will host a free screening of the film, “Shadows of the Lynching Tree” from 6:00-9:00 p.m. in Basil 135. Read More
01/22/2015In the wake of the recent racially fueled protests in Ferguson, Missouri, and other places around the country, a group of Fisher faculty started discussing the issues with each other as well as their students. It was when the grand jury decided not to indict any of the police officers involved in the death of Eric Garner on Staten Island that this same group decided it was time to delve into the discussion a little more. Read More
01/14/2015The Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs has planned a weeklong celebration to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The celebratory week kicks off on Monday, January 19, and runs through Saturday, January 24. Read More
05/06/2014Dr. Arlette Miller Smith, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the African American Studies Program, and faculty member in the Executive Leadership (Ed.D.) Program, was recently honored at the Rochester Black Arts and Entertainment Dinner as a Living Legend. Read More
09/12/2013Dr. Arlette Miller Smith and Dr. Rick DeJesús-Rueff will kick off the 2013-14 First Friday Lecture Series on Friday, September 27, as part of the 2013 Homecoming Weekend. The lecture will take place in Coleman Chapel in Murphy Hall at 10:00 a.m., and will include a 9:00 a.m. mass followed by breakfast. Read More
New CC Course
AFAM 250: Topics in African American Expressive Culture
Spring 2016 Topic, Speak the Word!
This course focuses on spoken word performance, speeches, and sermons as both artistic/political discourse. Voices of ordinary and famous African Americans speak and write hope, healing and heroism often within messages filled with alternative political, spiritual and social dynamics. These wordsmiths provide "a way of remembering, a way of enduring, a way of mourning, a way of celebrating, a way of protesting and subverting, and, ultimately, a way of triumphing"(Folkways.com).
T R 4:35 – 5:55 PM
Dr. Arlette Miller Smith
Upcoming African American Studies Events
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