Africana Studies Upcoming Events

Africana Studies Lecture Series

Thu, Feb 13, 2020
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
RBD (Ground Floor Auditorium)

Timothy Askew, Ph.D. Professor of English at Clark Atlanta University


Title: "The Historical and Cultural Significance of the famous song, 'Lift Every Voice and Sing' ''


Summary: "Lift Every Voice and Sing," written by James Weldon Johnson and John Rosamond Johnson, has enjoyed enormous popularity throughout the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. African American educational, political, and cultural leaders have contributed to the reception of this song. My lecture on "Lift Every Voice and Sing" explores the issue of how the song offers a window in understanding the political and social consciousness of African Americans in each decade of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries--historically and culturally. My lecture also addresses the on-going debate, historically and in contemporary America, about whether or not there should be a Black National Anthem.


Open to students, faculty, and the public. 

CLA Annual Awards Ceremony

Wed, Apr 22, 2020
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

Join the College of Liberal Arts as we celebrate the achievements of our faculty and staff. A reception will follow the ceremony. Free and open to all CLA faculty and staff. For more information, contact Wendy Bonner at