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Paine College Department of Humanities Celebrates the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance

October 29

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The Paine College Department of Humanities will celebrate the 23rd Anniversary of the Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance on October 28 – 29, 2020 at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia.

This year’s conference and celebration will be held virtually and is free to the public. This year’s theme is “Centennial Reflections on the Harlem Renaissance: Reawakening Black Consciousness in the 21st Century”.

The keynote speaker for this year’s conference is Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell, president of Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Campbell’s lecture will examine the life and legacy of Harlem Renaissance artist, Romare Bearden. Other notable events will include an opera concert featuring Indra Thomas, Johnnie Felder, and Washington Issac Holmes, a jazz concert featuring Karen Gordon and Garden City Jazz, and a town hall meeting with politicians, activists, religious leaders, curators, and artists who will examine the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance since its founding 100 years ago in 1919.

For more information on the conference, please contact Prof. Nancy Wellington Bookhart, Conference Chair, at (706) 821-7597, or by email at NBookhart@paine.edu. You can also visit www.paine.edu for more information.

For a detailed schedule of events and to register, click HERE!


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