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40 Years of Black History at Penn: November 5

November 1, 2011, Volume 58, No. 10

During Homecoming Weekend, the Center for Africana Studies and the Black Alumni Society will commemorate “40 Years of Black History at Penn,” a tribute celebrating the 40th anniversary of the founding of Afro-American Studies at Penn and the 25th anniversary of the Africana Studies Summer Institute.

The November 5 celebration will include receptions, a panel discussion and film screenings in College Hall and Claudia Cohen Hall. To register see www.alumni.upenn.edu/homecoming2011/. For details see www.sas.upenn.edu/africana/

The Center for Africana Studies is a space for the critical examination of the human, cultural, social, political, economic, and historical factors that have created and shaped the African, African American and other African Diaspora experiences throughout the world. The Center sponsors the Africana Studies Summer Institute for incoming first-year students and several co-curricular programs including: the Artist- and Scholar-in-Residence Programs, The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture in Social Justice, The Africana Media Project and The Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Memorial Lecture.

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