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February 23, 2021

Amistad Lecture (video)

February 26, 2019

Amistad Lecture (video)

February 28, 2017

Fourteenth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet, held at the Alumni Hall, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The Global Reparatory Justice Movement, 21st Century Enlightenment and the Legacy of the Amistad”
Distinguished Scholar: Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, ​Distinguished Scholar and Vice - Chancellor (President),University of the West Indies

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February 13, 2016

Thirteenth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet, held at the Alumni Hall, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University. Lecture: “Thinking with Amistad: Civil Rights, Mass Incarceration and Black Citizenship in the USA and Brazil”.
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Geri Augusto Gerard Visiting Associate Professor of Internation and Public AffairsWatson Institute, Brown University

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February 24, 2015

Twelfth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet, held at the Alumni Hall, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The AMISTAD Revolt: A Sierra Leonean Narrative”
Distinguished Scholar: Professor Syl Cheney-Coker: Poet, Novelist, Journalist; Winner of the 1991 Commonwealth Writer’s Prize; Winner of the Folon Nicols Award; Winner of the Commonwealth Writer’s Short Story’s Prize ; Writer -in-Residence in several universities; Professor at James Madison University.

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February 26, 2014

Eleventh Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet, held at the Alumni Hall, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The AMISTAD: Gender and the Struggle for Human Rights”
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Obioma Nnemeka.
Chancellor’s Distinguished Professor, Professor of French, Women’s Studies & African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, Indianapolis, USA.

February 23, 2013

Tenth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet, held at the Alumni Hall, Student Center, Central Connecticut State University. Lecture: “Contemporary Africa and the Spirit of Amistad” Distinguished Scholar: Professor Tunde Zack-Williams, Department of Social Science, Central Lancashire University, Preston, Lancaster, United Kingdom

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February 28, 2012

Ninth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Rm., CCSU
Lecture: “The Life and Times of the Amistad Returnees to Sierra Leone and Their Impact: A Pluridisciplinary Exploration”
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Abdul Karim Bangura .
PhD Linguistics, Georgetown University; PhD Political Science, Howard University; PhD Development Economics, University of Maryland; PhD Computer Science, and PhD Mathematics, Columbus University.
Professor of Research Methodology and Political Science at Howard University, Washington DC & Author of 65 books and more than 550 scholarly articles; former President & United Nations Ambassador of the Association of Third World Studies

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February 22, 2011

Eighth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The Legacy of the AMISTAD Revolution: Lessons for the 21st Century”
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Iyunolu F. Osagie
Associate Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, & Author, “The Amistad Revolt: Memory, Slavery, and the Politics of Identity in the United States and Sierra Leone”

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February 23, 2010

Seventh Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet held at the Torp Theater, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The Relevance of the AMISTAD to the Ralph Bunche, Wangari Maathai, & Barack Obama Nobels”
Distinguished Scholar:Dr. Mojubaolu Olufunke Okome Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, New York & Co-Editor of Jenda, Journal of African Culture & Women Studies.

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February 24, 2009

Sixth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture:“The African Struggle for Empowerment: From AMISTAD to Barack Obama”
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, President of the (U.S.) African Studies Association, Head of the Department of African American Studies, Professor of African American Studies and History and the Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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February 26, 2008

Fifth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture:“Breaking the Chains”.
Distinguished Scholar: Runoko Rashidi, World Traveler & Pan-Africanist Scholar, San Antonio, TX

February 27, 2007

Fourth Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The Amistad Legacy: Reflections on the Spaces of Colonization”
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Toyin Falola, the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor of History, University of Texas, Austin, TX.

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February 28, 2006.

Third Annual Amistad Lecture & Banquet held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “The Amistad and Human Rights”
Distinguished Scholar: Amii Omara-Otunnu, D. Phil. (Oxon.), UNESCO Chair-holder in Comparative Human Rights, Executive Director, UConn-ANC Partnership, Professor of History, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.

February 3, 2005

Second Annual Amistad Lecture held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture:“Human Rights and the Challenge of Forging a New Social Consensus: Lessons from the Amistad Case”.
Distinguished Scholar:Adetoun Olabisi Ilumoka, LLM: An activist Human Rights Lawyer, Principal Partner: AO ILUMOKA and Associates Consultancy Services, Lagos, Nigeria; Visiting Scholar, Center for Africana Studies, CCSU; Formerly Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University.

November 14, 2003

First Annual Amistad Lecture held at the Founders Hall, Davidson Building and Constitution Room, Memorial Hall, Central Connecticut State University.
Lecture: “Amistad and Education in The African Diaspora”
Distinguished Scholar: Dr. Alfred B. Zack-Williams: Professor of Sociology, University of Central Lancaster, United Kingdom.

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