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Americans of all races have found within the classical tradition calls to freedom, justice, and other high ideals. Today, even as some question the role of the Classics, we also see a renaissance of classical education. The voices of Black Americans are crucial to ensuring that this renewed educational foundation is equitable and enduring. Classical scholars and advocates of classical education will discuss the engagement of Black Americans with the classical tradition and their vision for its future—a conversation vital to education at all levels.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Morning Schedule

9:00-9:20: Gather in Cashion 506
9:20-9:25: Welcome from Julia Hejduk
9:25-9:30: Welcome from Provost Nancy Brickhouse
9:30-10:15: Angel Adams Parham, “A DuBoisian Vision for Today’s Classical Education”
10:15-10:30: Break
10:30-11:15: Eric Ashley Hairston, “Education and Identity in Classica Africana
11:15-noon: Allannah Karas, “Mixed Media: Black American Artists and the Classical Tradition”

Lunch: noon-1:30

Afternoon Schedule

1:30-2:15: Patrice Rankine, “Performance and the Problem of Blackness: Wole Soyinka’s Bacchae in 1970s America”
2:15-3:00: Anika Prather, “Narrative of Hope: How Classical Education Helped African Americans Find Their Place in America’s History”
3:00-3:15: Break
3:15-4:00: Plenary panel
4:00-5:00: Reception

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