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Making History:  Reflecting on the Legacy of James Turner and Black Student Activism, 1969-2019


Making History:  Reflecting on the Legacy of James Turner and Black Student Activism, 1969-2019

April 12th & 13th, 2019

Africana Studies & Research Center

This year will mark 400 years since the beginning of the slave trade in the Americas, the 50thanniversary of the Willard Straight Occupation at Cornell and so many other important dates in the history of the black liberation movement.  This two-day symposium commemorates the 50thanniversary of the Willard Straight Occupation and honors the legacy of James Turner, the founding director of the Africana Studies and Research Center.  Our goal is to reflect on his impact in shaping the black student movement and activism.  Join us for this monumental event, which launches our yearlong series of events on the road to Africana@50 next spring.  The events are free and open to the public but we ask that attendees register and RSVP for the event.  Please register in advance for the symposium, which will be held from April 12th-13th at the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University.  The program will begin on April 12th at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. on April 13th. 

The events are free and open to the public but please register for both the Symposium & the dinner ceremony that culminates the 2-day symposium.

Contact ASRC Events Coordinator Donna Pinnisi dlp254@cornell.edu 

Rooms have been reserved at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, 36 Cinema Drive.

Please call Tel: (607) 266-0000  or go online to reserve your room at the block price.  These rooms will only be held until 3/26/2019.