Paine College Hosts 15th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance

Posted by lsuggs | 10/30/2012 11:18 AM

(Augusta, GA)—Paine College’s School of Arts and Sciences will host its 15th Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance. The conference will take place on November 7, 2012 and conclude November 9, 2012, at the Double Tree Hotel (2651 Perimeter Pkwy, Augusta, GA) and Paine College Campus. The conference is open to the public at a fee of $35 per day to include attendance to lecture sessions, lunch, and additional refreshments.

This year’s conference participants will witness a special tribute to Evelyn G. Etheridge, founder of the Conference by Paine College’s Sigma Omicron Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society Members. As an instructor of Honors Composition and Black Literature, Professor Etheridge brought passion, vigor and a no-nonsense approach to teaching.  She earned several Teacher of the Year awards for her dedication and enthusiasm.   

Keynote speaker for the Conference will be Daniel Omotosho Black, author of Twelve Gates to the City and Perfect Peace. Upon graduation from Clark College (Magna Cum Laude in 1988), he was granted a full graduate fellowship to Temple University in pursuit of a Ph.D. in African-American Studies. As a tenured Associate Professor, he now aims to provide an example of young African Americans of the importance of self-knowledge and communal commitment. A book signing and reception with the artists will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2012 at 7 pm at Paine House, located on 1238 Beman Street, Augusta, Ga.

Also during the Conference, an Artist Talk, Exhibition, and Reception, featuring the works of Paine College Art Professor Nancy Bookhart Artist is slated for Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 5 pm at the Doubletree Hotel.
The School of Arts and Sciences consists of three departments that offer the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. These departments include the Department of Humanities, Department of Mathematics, Sciences, and Technology, and Department of Social Sciences.

For specific questions about conference attendance, contact the Office of Dean Emily Allen-Williams (School of Arts and Sciences) at 706-821-8326.

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Photo caption: Professor Nancy Bookhart, Mixed Media from the series –
"I Waltzed With God The Morning of Genesis".