Black History Month Roundtable

7:00 PM  - 9:00 PM
Tuesday Feb 21, 2017
Kagin Ballroom, Kagin Commons

In honor of Black History Month, the Macalester College American Studies Department and the Minnesota Vikings welcome you to an epic night of roundtable discussion with four speakers of diverse intellectual and professional areas, providing a diverse array of insights on the meanings of perseverance.

The speakers include:

Duchess Harris, a professor from Macalester's own American Studies Department and author of books such as Black Lives Matter and more recently, of Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.

Alan Page, a former Minnesota Vikings football player, and Minnesota Supreme Court Justice for 22 years. He is also the founder the Page Education Foundation, which helps college students accomplish their academic goals through financial support, as well as through the creation of mentor relationships.

Clayborne Carson, a Stanford University historian famously selected by Mrs. Coretta Scott King to edit and publish the writings of Martin Luther King Jr., to whom Carson has dedicated his intellectual career.

Niara Williams ‘18, a current Macalester College student studying theatre, dance, and critical theory. She has performed on stages in Omaha and the Twin Cities, including The Rose Theatre, Penumbra, and the Guthrie Theatre.

All four speakers have made it their life goals to study the ways in which certain figures have persevered through history, as well as dedicating their efforts towards creating and facilitating opportunities for others to continue the legacy.

This event is for: Students, Faculty and Public

Admission: Free

Sponsored By: American Studies

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