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Paine College Celebrates the 21st Anniversary of Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference

October 13, 2018

The Paine College Department of Humanities will celebrate the 21st Anniversary of the Evelyn G. Etheridge Conference on the Harlem Renaissance on October 31 – November 2, 2018 at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia. 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 Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Aaron Douglas, Ann Petry, Bessie Smith, and Duke Ellington. This year's theme, "The International Dimensions of the Harlem Renaissance" invites professors, undergraduate and graduate students, and independent scholars to present research that will examine the origins and the legacy of the Renaissance through interdisciplinary collaborations. The Conference special keynote speaker will be Kurtis "Kurtis Blow" Walker", Hip Hop legend and ordained minister.

For more informati.on on the Conference, please contact Prof. Jeffrey Lanier Jones at 706.414-1883 or by email at You can also visit for more information and for a detailed schedule of events.

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