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African, Black and Caribbean Studies


Events to get excited about.

In partnership with various departments, organizations and programs within the University as well as outside organizations, Adelphi’s Center for African, Black and Caribbean Studies hosts a number of exciting events for students, faculty, administrators, and neighboring communities.

Upcoming Events

Annual Events

Two annual lectures—the John Hope Franklin Distinguished Lecture and the James Baldwin Lecture on Literary and Social Criticism—feature some of the most prominent scholars and intellectuals of our time. Past lectures have featured:

  • Dr. Tera Hunter, Professor of History and African-American Studies at Princeton University
  • Dorothy Roberts, J.D., Penn Integrates Knowledge/George A. Weiss University Professor, Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, and Professor of Sociology at University of Pennsylvania.
  • Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Dr. Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Victor S. Thomas Professor of History and African and African American Studies and Chair of the African and African American Studies Department at Harvard University
  • Dr. Robin D.G. Kelley, Harmsworth Professor of American History at Oxford University, Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California
  • Professor Patricia J. Williams, Professor of Law at Columbia University
  • Dr. James Horton, Benjamin Banneker Professor of American Studies and History at George Washington University

An Annual Art Exhibit, hosted during Black History month, features works for established and emerging artists of the black experience.

An Annual Kwanzaa Festival, held on campus, is co-sponsored with Black Students United and includes exhibitions and dance performances.

Black Solidarity Day is co-sponsored with the Adelphi Student Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of colored People (NAACP).

A Scholastic Awards Ceremony held toward the end of the academic year recognizes students who attain and exhibit scholastic excellence and remarkable leadership qualities, as well as an alumnus of the program who has achieved outstanding success in their field.


For further information, please contact:

African, Black and Caribbean Studies
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p – 516.877.4980

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