Howard Dodson will deliver the Fall 2013 African Diaspora lecture. Dodson, Director Emeritus of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, was appointed Director of Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and Director of University Libraries in 2012. A specialist in African American and African Diaspora history, as well as an author, curator, cultural activist and innovative administrator, Dodson served as Director of the Schomburg Center from 1984-2011.
Dodson is a graduate of West Chester State College (B.S., 1961) and Villanova University (M.A., 1964), and undertook further studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Widener University; Adelphi University; West Chester University; the City College of New York and Villanova University.
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The 25th Anniversary season begins with the art exhibition, This Story Has Not Yet Been Told… in the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum. The exhibition showcases award-winning, Brooklyn-based artist Tim Okamura.
The celebration continues with the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Diaspora Festival of Black and Independent Film opening on September 19th. This year’s festival will screen a total of 9 films, including 7 North Carolina premieres. The season closes with the Fall 2013 African Diaspora lecture on November 12 featuring bibliophile, author and Director Emeritus of the Schomburg Center, Howard Dodson.
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In the fall of 2012, the Stone Center awarded Terence Oliver, an Assistant Professor in the school of Journalism and Mass Communications, the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Art, Culture and Creativity Grant. The grant supports and encourages humanistic inquiry through music, theater, dance, visual art(s), digital and media art(s), literature, architecture, and any other form of activity that provides an outlet for creative expression.
Oliver is using his grant to create a motion graphic package that celebrates the North Carolina African American Experience. This powerful multimedia will feature and highlight the significance of one of the honorees of the inaugural Heritage Calendar, created by AT&T. The calendar focuses on people who have made a significant difference in the lives of African American North Carolinians.