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African American Studies News

Miller Smith Honored as Living Legend

Miller Smith Honored as Living Legend


Dr. 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

First Friday Lecture Set for Homecoming Weekend

First Friday Lecture Set for Homecoming Weekend


Dr. 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

College to Participate in Worldwide “Let Freedom Ring” Event


As part of the 50th Anniversary celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, St. John Fisher College will be participating in the worldwide “Let Freedom Ring” bell-ringing event on Wednesday, August 28, at 3:00 p.m. Read More

African American Studies to Present Gathering of Griots Forum


The African American Studies Program, in conjunction with Monroe Community College, will host the 2013 Gathering of Griots Forum on Wednesday, March 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the St. John Fisher College COP Conference Room, located in the Campus Center. Read More

College Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

College Celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day


On Monday, January 21, St. John Fisher College hosted its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. The theme of this year's event was "Allow Freedom to Ring for All God’s Children,” and the event attracted 150 students, faculty, staff, and community members. Read More

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