James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series - Black Lives Lunch and Learn: UCF Alumni and Graduate Students on Race and Democracy

Thursday, October 29, 2020 noon to 1 p.m.

Join UCF alumni and graduate students in a virtual lunch and learn during this critical time in our country's history. Recent graduates and students from the History Department and Interdisciplinary Studies will share a series of short research presentations on racism and democracy in America.

Presented by the UCF Africana Studies program in partnership with UCF Interdisciplinary Studies, the session will be moderated by UCF History Alumna Holly Baker, who is Manager of the Brevard Museum of History & Natural Science and Host of Florida Frontiers Weekly Radio Magazine. This Black Lives Lunch and Learn venue will enable participants an opportunity to ask questions of the panelists.

The annual fall James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series is named in honor of the Florida native and noted Harlem Renaissance author and civil rights activist and covers topics related to Africana Studies.


Aarron Booker, UCF Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Student, - Teach us How: Love, Relationships, and Resistance

Zafirios Daglaris, '19M.A., UCF History - The Minstrel Legacy of Sentimentalism

Jennifer Davis, '19M.A., UCF History - How Change Started to Come: Examining Rhythm and Blues and Southern Identity

Porsha Dossie, '14 '18M.A., UCF History - The Tragic City

Brandon Nightingale,'16 '19M.A., UCF History - The CME Church in the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement

Register to attend the lecture.

The lecture will also be livestreamed on the UCF History Department YouTube channel and archived for later viewing.


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Tiffany Rivera History@ucf.edu


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