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October 17, 2020

Department of Humanities to Celebrate 23rd Anniversary of Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference

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. The Conference, founded in 1997 by Dr. Lola Richardson, former chair of the Department and Paine alumna, will examine the national and international impact of one of the most important artistic and cultural movements in history that spanned from 1919 to 1940 and produced notable writers, critics, and artists such as Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson, Augusta Savage, Gwendolyn Bennett, Bessie Smith, and Alain Locke.

In celebration of the Harlem Renaissance turning 100, the Department of Humanities coined the theme "Centennial Reflections on the Harlem Renaissance: Reawakening the Black Consciousness in the 21st Century".

For more information on the conference, please contact Professor Nancy Wellington Bookhart, Conference Chair, at (706) 821-7597, or by email at You can also visit for more information and for a detailed schedule of events.


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