LINCOLN UNIVERSITY TO HOST THREE-DAY
CONFERENCE ON BLACK HISTORY IN PENNSYLVANIA
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA ~ Lincoln University
will host the 30th Annual Conference on Black History in Pennsylvania
April 12-14, 2007 in Dickey Hall with Dr. Martin Kilson and
Dr. Niara Sudarkasa serving as featured speakers. The
three-day event is led by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum
Commission (PHMC) and local and state organizations.
The conference’s theme, “Thirty
Years Later: Continuing Challenges,” celebrates the history
of the event with an eye to the future. It focuses on
the many aspects of the commonwealth’s African American
Dr. Kilson graduated from Lincoln
in 1953 and retired as the Harvard University’s Frank G. Thompson
professor of government emeritus in 2003. He will give
the keynote address at 8:30 a.m. on April 13 and will be followed
by Dr. Sudarkasa at the noon luncheon.
A former Lincoln University
president and the first female to hold that post, Dr. Sudarkasa
currently serves as consultant and scholar-in-residence for
the African American Research Library and Cultural Center of
Broward County, Florida.
During its first 29 years, the conference
played host to well-known public figures, scholars, educators,
artists, and others who have addressed a broad range of important
and relevant issues. It's
the longest-running state-sponsored history conference of its
kind, according to PHMC.
The conference seeks to bridge the
gap between history professionals and the public by encouraging
cooperation among the various sectors of society.
and additional information, contact Karen James at 717-783-9871