Events - African American Studies

African American Studies


Upcoming Events

"The Significance of the African-American Church in American History" - Panel discussion

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 • Founders Hall • noon – 2 p.m. Panelists include Dr. Felton O. Best, CSU Professor of Philosophy, director of AFAM Studies; Dr. Walton Brown Foster, professor of Political Science; Dr. Benjamin Foster, adjunct professor of AFAM and Religious Studies; Rev. Samuel Black, pastor, Spotswood A.M.E. Zion Church in New Britain; and Rev. Maurice Porter, pastor, Impact Church in East Hartford. For additional information, contact Dr. Best at (860) 832-2190. Refreshments will be served.

Past Events

400 Year of the African American Presence in These United States Commemoration Conference Sept. 27, 2019: 

There is a national struggle to make school curriculums culturally relevant. We are not surprised children do not know Ebenezer D. Bassett, Harriet Tubman, or Frederick Douglas. It is not doing well on some test that inspires children to learn and teachers to teach. It who we are learning about.  Black, Brown, and Immigrant children in the United States do not learn much about their history.  White children do not learn much about the contributions of African Americans to the fields of mathematics, science, engineering and technology. Dr. Shelly jones is a fighter in the trenches of that struggle for cultural relevant pedagogy. The fight for justice is not only on our streets, in our courts, but it is in our schools as well. The struggle for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy is everyone's fight. This is the link to an exciting 103.5 FM New Haven Teacher Talk radio show recorded October 10, 2019 with Dr. Shelly Jones, professor of mathematics ate CCSU and author of Women Who Count, and Dr. Lauren Anderson from People Get Ready Books talking about the transformative power of Cultural Pedagogy.