Confirmed Presenters 

Call for Proposals

 

 

Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

Temple University        

Professor

Department of Africology           

& African American Studies

Author | Father of Afrocentricity

Dr. Joseph Vogel

Biographer | James Baldwin Michael Jackson

& Prince Rogers Nelson

Dr. Daryl Cumber Dance

University of Richmond and VCU

Folklorist, Professor of English Emerita

Dr. Joanne Gabbin

James Madison University

Founding Executive Director Furious Flower Poetry Center

Dr. Clenora Hudson (Weems)                            

UM-Columbia | Professor of English                      

U of Iowa | Ida Beam Distinguished V Prof, 21-22    

Creator | Theory of Africana Womanism

Establisher| Emmett Till, Catalyst of the Civil Rights Mvt

 

Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

Chicago State University

Retired Professor

BAM Poet (Don L. Lee) & Founder

Third World Press

Dr. Maulana Karenga

Cal State University, Long Beach  

Professor | Chair

Department of Africana Studies

Creator of Kwanzaa

Founder of Kawaida Philosophy

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Dr. Pamela D. Reed, Associate Professor

Languages & Literature  Preed@vsu.edu

 

 

Professor MK Asante, Jr.

Morgan State University

Associate Prof | Screenwriting & Animation               

Poet | Memoirist | Filmmaker

 

Professor Herb Boyd

City College of New York

Baldwin & Malcolm X Biographer  

Author | Associate Editor   

James Baldwin Review

Mahogany L. Browne   

Lincoln Center | New York

Inaugural Poet-in-Residence

Executive Director | JustMedia

 

Virginia State Universitys

Sankofa Dance Theater

Professor LaWanda S. Raines | Director

Dr. Billy Taylor Jazz Studies Program Ensemble         

Prof James Saxsmo” Gates | Director | Coordinator

 

Dr. Latorial Faison   

Virginia State University

Lecturer | Poet | Author    

Virginia Humanities Fellow

 

Dr. Liseli Fitzpatrick

Wellesley College

Lecturer | Poet  

Val Gray Ward Confidante & Biographer

 

Professor Nikki Giovanni

Virginia Tech U

Distinguished University Professor Emerita

BAM Poet | Author | Baldwin Friend

 

Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, Jr.

Princeton University

James S. McDonnell Distinguished University

Professor of African American Studies

Baldwin Biographer | Associate Editor James Baldwin Review

 

Dr. Carol E. Lee (Safisha Madhubuti)

Northwestern University

Edwina S. Tarry Emerita Professor     

Education and Social Policy         

Chair | Board of Directors

Betty Shabazz International Charter School

 

Dr. Eleanor W. Traylor

Howard University

Former Humanities & English Chair

Emerita Professor | Literary Critic

Longtime Baldwin Family Friend & Confidante