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									          National Council for Black Studies
                   CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


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                   Wednesday, March 18, 2009
                           Conference Schedule

                               4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
                                  Chastain Room

                             BOARD MEETING
                          (BOARD MEMBERS ONLY)




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                  Thursday, March 19, 2009
                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                                          REGISTRATION
                                          9:00am - 5:00pm

Atlanta                                OPENING SESSION
A&B                                     10:30am-11:15am

                                         GREETINGS:
                           Charles E. Jones, Georgia State University
                          President, National Council for Black Studies
                         Chair, Department of African American Studies

                           Marcellus C. Barksdale, Morehouse College
                              Chair, Local Arrangement Committee
                           Director, African American Studies Program

                                          LIBATION
                        Students of the Kilombo Pan-African Institute
                                       Lithonia, Georgia

                                PRESENTATION OF FLAG
                        Students of the Kilombo Pan-African Institute

                                 KUMBUKA CEREMONY
                      Patricia Reid-Merritt, Richard Stockton College
                        Shirley N. Weber, San Diego State University
                   Maulana Karenga, California State University, Long Beach


                                        11:30am-12:45pm
                                    Concurrent Sessions (A-G)


Section A   PANEL: BLACK /AFRICANA STUDIES IN THE 21 ST CENTURY:
Atlanta A   HISTORICAL RELECTIONS AND CURRENT IMPERATIVES
            Chair: Karanja Keita Carroll, State University of New York, New Paltz

            An Overview of Africana Studies: Blueprint to African/   ican American/African Caribbean Studies
            Marquita Pellerin, Temple University

            Maintaining Africana Studies: Content, Structure and Ideology for the 21st Century
            Karanja Keita Carroll, State University of New York, New Paltz

            James B. Stewart, Discussant, Pennsylvania State University

Section B   PANEL: UNBOSSED AND UNBOUGHT: THE HOSEA L.
Atlanta B   WILIAMS PAPERS, BLACK WORKERS’ STRUGGLES AND NEW DIRECTIONS
            IN CIVIL RIGHTS STUDIES
            Chair: Akilah Nosakhere, Auburn Avenue Research Library

            The Life of Hosea Williams, An American Hero
            Barbara Williams Emerson, Hosea Project, Inc.

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                       Thursday, March 19, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                 The Hosea L. Williams Papers and the Study of Civil Rights
                 Kerrie Cotten Williams, Fulton County Government

                 “A Disgrace Before God”: Striking Black Sanitation Workers vs. Black Officialdom in 1977 Atlanta
                 Jason M. Schultz, University of California, Berkeley

                 Women in the Modern Civil Rights Movement: Highlights from Collections of the Auburn Avenue Re-
                 search Library
                 Akilah Nosakhere, Auburn Avenue Research Library


     Section C   PANEL: AFRICA: CULTURE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERATION
     Atlanta C   Chair: Sundiata K. Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                 Pan-Africanism, The Liberation of Southern Africa and Pro-Democracy Movements: Reclaiming and
                 Reformulating the Narrative of Democracy and Social Ju ce in Africa
                 Ikaweba Bunting, California State University, Long Beach

                 Common Threads in African and African American Folklore: The case of Ananse and Bre’r Rabbit
                 Bede Ssendi Ssensalo, California State University, Long Beach

                 e-Black Studies, Virtual Heritage and Social Justice in the New South Africa
                 Angel D. Nieves, Hamilton College

                 Religion and Educational Access in Ghana
                 Yaw Oheneba-Sakyi, California State University, Fresno and University of Ghana


     Section D   PANEL: THE CONSTRUCTION OF BLACK LEADERSHIP
     Atlanta D   Chair: Ronald J. Stephens, Ohio University

                 From “Nigga” to Zeus: The Mythical Rides of Dr. King in the Age of American Exceptionalism
                 Michael E. Potts, Indiana University, Bloomington

                 The Role of Colored Boys’ Club in the Social and Academic Education of Black Boys
                 Carter J. Savage, Harvard University

                 The Obama Ascendancy and the Transformation of Racial scourse
                 Perry A. Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


     Section E   PANEL: THE MEANINGS OF BLACKNESS AND FREEDOM IN
     Buckhead    THE EARLY TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
                 Chair: Cecil C. Gray, Morgan State University

                 Burning Crosses, Hanging Nooses, and Using “Nigger”: The Morality of Anti-Black Expression
                 Rodney C. Roberts, East Carolina University

                 Change from Gangster Diplomacy to Intellectual and Mor l Leadership in Foreign Policy
                 Biko Agozino, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine


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                  Thursday, March 19, 2009
                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
            Slavery Cannot Be Destroyed, But Only Change Form
            Gabriel Peoples, The University of Maryland

            What African American Freedom Means
            Alan Colon, Dillard University


Section F   PANEL: AFRICA AND AFROCENTRIC WORLDVIEW
Lennox      Chair: Paulo S. Polanah, Virginia Tech

            African Communal Philosophy as Impetus for Agency in Africana Communities
            Uche Ugwueze, California State University, Long Beach

            The Word and the Structure of Knowledge: Genesis, Indigenous Knowledge and the Dogon Worldview
            Bart McSwine, Chicago State University

            Westernity in Africa: Cui Bono?
            Paulo S. Polanah, Virginia Tech

            Nubians: Who Are They, Where Are They and How Long Hav They Been There?
            V. Nzingha Gaffin, Cheyney University


Section G   PANEL: “GOTTA GET FREEDOM!”: THE REVOLUTIONARY
Roswell     AND LIBERATORY POLITICS OF HIP HOP
            Chair: Kevin Brooks, Purdue University

            Afrocentricity and Hip Hop: A Much Needed Articulation of African American Interests
            Nicholas Krebs, Purdue University

            “A Nigger with Knowledge is more Dangerous than Niggers with Guns”: Hip Hop and Black
            Gilmer Cook, Purdue University

            Luther Campbell and the Censorship of Black Capitalism
            Arthur Banton, Purdue University

            “Ganstas Fa Life”: Revolutionary Politics, Cultural Pr ctices, and The Transformative Nature of Hip
            Hop
            Kevin Brooks, Purdue University


                                          LUNCH BREAK
                                          12:45pm-2:00pm

                                         2:00pm-3:15pm
                                    Concurrent Sessions (A-G)

Section A   PANEL: CINEMA AND THE REPRESENTATION OF
Atlanta A   BLACKNESS
            Chair: Sundiata K. Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


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                       Thursday, March 19, 2009
                             CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                 Film Criticism, Racial Liberalism, and the Black Publi Sphere
                 Ryan DeRosa, Ohio University

                 “Optic Black”: Blackness as Phantasmagoria
                  Alessandra Raengo, Georgia State University

                 Re-Imagining Black Masculinity and Sexuality on the Cinem c Landscape
                 Theresa Renee White, University of California, Los Angeles

                 The Challenge of Blackness: Reflections of Race and Cl ss in "Blade"
                 Sundiata K. Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign


     Section B   PANEL: CULTURE, THEORY, AND DECOLONIZING METHODS: THE
     Atlanta B   IMPACT ON AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S SEXUAL AND
                 REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH RESEARCH
                 Chair: Sarita Kaya Davis, Georgia State University

                 Substance Abuse Treatment and HIV Prevention: The Need for Evaluation by Culturally Competent
                 Practitioners
                 Yarneccia Hamilton, Clark Atlanta University

                 An Education Intervention for African Americans Living with HIV
                 Gloria Ann Taylor, Kennesaw State University
                 Tamika Sanchez-Jones, Kennesaw State University
                 Barbara J. Blake, Kennesaw State University

                 The Use of Afrocentric Theory in HIV Prevention Education
                 Sarita Kaya Davis, Georgia State University

                 Itihari Y. Toure, Discussant, Interdenominational Theological Center


     Section C   PANEL: WHAT IS A RACIAL IMAGE?: SCOPIC PROPERTIES
     Atlanta C   RANGING FROM ARCHIVES AND MAPS TO BODIES AND CULTURES
                 Chair: Kristopher L. Cannon, Georgia State University

                 The Cartography of Race: Human Migration and the Genet c Archive
                 Drew Ayers, Georgia State University

                 Cutting Race Otherwise: Michael Jackson and the Fantasy of Trans-Racial Visual Presence
                 Kristopher L. Cannon, Georgia State University

                 Images of China and “Chinese-ness”: The Dialectic between Projection and Reception        coverage
                 of the Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympic Summer Gam in Beijing
                 James Schiffman, Georgia State University

                 The African-American Image in Japanese Culture
                 James E. Walton, California State University, Fresno



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              Thursday, March 19, 2009
                    CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section D   PANEL: SOCIAL HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF BLACK
Atlanta D   WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS
            Chair: Kameelah Martin, Georgia State University

            The Politics of Reproductive Rights
            Renyea K. Colvin, Georgia State University

            Contraceptives and Reproductive Rights
            Quinchele Z. King, Georgia State University

            Sterilizations and Reproductive Rights
            Chanel S. Marshall, Georgia State University

Section E   PANEL: INCORPORATION AND RESISTANCE: EXPLORING
Buckhead    THE DILEMMAS OF BLACK PROFESSIONALS
            Chair: Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

            Striking Back: Black Women, Co-education and the Women’s Sphere at Fisk, 1924-1940
            Perzavia Praylow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            Creating Our Future: An Analysis of Mississippi Teacher Corps and
            Teach For America in Mississippi
            Aaron Thompson, Cornell University

            African American Male Librarians: Motivational Factors of Career Choice
            Kaetrena D. Davis-Kendrick, Georgia State University

            Righteous Self-Determination: The Black Social Work Movement in Ameri a
            Patricia Reid-Merritt, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey


Section F   PANEL: IDENTITY IN POST COLONIAL AFRICA AND
Lennox      ACROSS THE AFRICAN DIASPORA
            Chair: Jacqueline Wade, Middle Tennessee State University

            Balboa Boneke’s Landscapes of Exile: Time, Memory and edefinitions of
            Citizenship in Equatorial Guinea’s Literature
            Dosinda Alvite, Denison University

            Black Identity and Culture in Senghorian Negritude
            Celucien Louis Joseph, University of Texas at Dallas

            Popular Knowledge and Official Discourse: A Content Analysis of Reporting on the 1994 Rwandan
            Genocide in the New York Times
            Lindsay McRae Sumner,

            Killing Race, Preserving Racism: Adam Manbach's Angry Black White Boy and The End of the Jews
            Stephany R. Spaulding, Claflin University




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                       Thursday, March 19, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section G   PANEL: MUSIC: ITS MEANINGS AND RELATIONSHIP TO THE MOVEMENT
     Roswell     Chair: Venetria K. Patton, Purdue University

                 Ethnomusicological Reflections on Institutionalized Jazz Education and the Deliberate Omission and
                 Suppression of Black Culture
                 N. Michael Goecke, Ohio State University

                 Black, White and Blue: Racial Politics of Blues Music in the 1960s
                 Ulrich Adelt, University of Wyoming

                 The 21st Century "Message" Dostoevsky and Jay Z: Sustaining Hope within a Nihilistic Backdrop
                 Julius D. Bailey, Central State University
                 Dalitso Ruwe, Central State University


                                              3:30pm-4:45pm
                                          Concurrent Sessions (A-G)


     Section A   PANEL: ECOLOGY, THE BLACK COMMUNITY, GENDER,
     Atlanta A   AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
                 Chair: Layli Phillips, Georgia State University

                 The Colored Colony of Issaquena County: An Exploration Using Genealogical and Traditional Sources
                 Ivy Dise Dunn, Chicago State University

                 Ecowomanism, Health Empowerment, and Spiritual Activism: Shaping the National Conversation
                 about Change
                 Layli Phillips, Georgia State University

                 Environmental Racism: Ecofeminism and the Fight Against Hazardous Waste Sites and Environmental
                 Degradation
                 Vanessa Fabien, University of Massachusetts, Amherst


     Section B   PANEL: Dr. Mutulu Shakur: American Gangster or New Afrikan
     Atlanta B   Freedom Fighter?
                 Chair: Akinyele O. Umoja, Georgia State University

                 Mutulu Shakur: Brief Political Biography and Legal Case
                 Watani Tyehimba, Legal Defense Investigator and Former Manager of Tupac Shakur

                 Maafa Commissions and the Quest for Truth and Justice for African Political Prisoners in the U.S.
                 Marimba Ani, Professor Emeritus, Hunter College

                 Mutulu Shakur, Hip Hop and the Transformation of Incar erated Afrikan Youth
                 Akinyele O. Umoja, Georgia State University




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                  Thursday, March 19, 2009
                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section C   ROUNDTABLE: BIRACIAL COOPERATION AMONG
Atlanta C   ALABAMA HBCU DEVELOPERS, 1867-1881
            Chair: Bertis English, Alabama State University

            Dorothy Autrey, Alabama State University
            Howard Robinson, Alabama State University
            Bertis English, Alabama State University


Section D   PANEL: POLITICAL MOBILIZATION ACROSS THE AFRICAN
Atlanta D   DIASPORA
            Chair: Barbara Wheeler, Kean University

            Democracy, Civil Society and Women's Political Participation in Ghana
            Josephine J. Dawuni, Georgia State University

            Globalization and Fragmentation in West Africa
            Eric Edi, Knox College

            “Coming In From the Cold”: Rastafari Women in the Literature and the Movement
            Darcia Grant, Michigan State University


Section E   PANEL: AFRICAN AMERICAN WORKERS
Buckhead    Chair: Alfred Young, Georgia Southern University

            Labor and the Female Slave Experience in The Bondswoman Narrative
            Angel N. Barron, Georgia State University

            Revival of the Proletariat: Race and the Azusa Street evival in Los Angeles, 1906-1912
            Marne L. Campbell, Kennesaw State University

            Black, Bonded, and in Bondage: Wrongfully Condemned Men on Death Row
            Ronald Gauthier, Author


Section F   PANEL: BLACK FAMILIES: CRITIQUES, TRANSITIONS AND
Lennox      ALTERNATIVE PARADIGMS
            Chair: Patricia Dixon, Georgia State University

            African American Women who Practice Polygyny by Consent
            Patricia Dixon, Georgia State University

            Marriage in Africa
            Nkuzi M. Nnam, Dominican University

            African Family Husbandry
            Trenyaae Bondojia, Community Scholar




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                       Thursday, March 19, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section G   PANEL: MORE THAN GAMES: SPORTS AS SITES OF
     Roswell     STRUGGLE
                 Chair: Charles E. Jones, Georgia State University

                 Black Fists and Fool’s Gold: Race, Sports, Politics, and Student Activism at the 1968 Olympic Games
                 Jamal Ratchford, Purdue University

                 Still Risin’: Africana Womanism and the Collective Lib ration Struggle of Black Athletic Heroines
                 Kevin Brooks, Purdue University


                                              5:00PM-6:15pm
                                          Concurrent Sessions (A-F)


     Section A   PANEL: DOING ASA: PARADIGM FOR CULTURALLY
     Atlanta A   RESPONSIVE EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
                 Chair: Akinyele O. Umoja, Georgia State University

                 The Relevance of Ancient African Civilizations to Understanding and Defining Excellence
                 Queen Nzingha Ratibisha Heru, Association for the Study of Classical African
                 Civilizations

                 The Infusion of African Culture and History in Educati al Content and Pedagogy
                 James Young, Clark Atlanta University

                 Education for African Socialization and Professional D velopment
                 Itihari Y. Toure, Interdenominational Theological Center


     Section B   PANEL: BLACK CINEMA AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF AN
     Atlanta B   AFRICAN AMERICAN IDENTITY
                 Chair: Jonathan Gayles, Georgia State University

                 Space Traders: Critical Race Theory Themes in a Black Militant Near-Future Science Fiction Film
                 John B. Brown, Jr., Georgia State University

                 The Great Debaters: Denzel Washington, Willie Lynch and the Narratives of History
                 Ricardo Guthrie, University of California, Santa Barbara

                 Locating Tyler Perry's Films in the Sociohistorical Context of "Race" Movies
                 Adrienne L. Seward, Colorado College, Colorado Springs

                 Tyler Perry's Films: Reflection or Distortion of the African American Family?
                 Lynda Dickson, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs




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                  Thursday, March 19, 2009
                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section C   PANEL: AFRICAN RESISTANCE AND RENAISSANCE IN THE AGE OF OBAMA
Atlanta C   Chair: Molefi Kete Asante, Temple University

            Disengaging from White Supremacy
            Michael Tillotson, University of Houston

            African Agency as Ideological Resistance
            Ama Mazama, Temple University

            Reviving Classical Discourse for Renaissance
            D. Zizwe Poe, Lincoln University

            The United States of Africa as Renaissance
            Molefi Kete Asante, Temple University


Section D   PANEL: AESTHETICS OF RAP AND HIP HOP
Buckhead    Chair: Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, University of Connecticut

            Hip Hop and Charisma: Hip Hop Lyricist's Views in Regards to Charisma
            Jonathan James Corlett Dunn, State University of New York, Albany

            It Walks Well?: Song and Dance Nexus in the Africana A hetic
            Melanie E. Bratcher, University of Oklahoma

            Playing African Rhythms: Randy Weston’s “Jazz”
            Henry Williams, City University of New York

            Keepin’ it real in Hip Hop Politics: A Political Perspective of Tupac Shakur
            Karin L. Stanford, California State University, Northridge


Section E   PANEL: "WE WERE NEVER MEANT TO SURVIVE": BLACK
Lennox      WOMEN CHALLENGING TRADITIONAL FEMINIST PARADIGMS IN
            GRADUATE SCHOOL
            Chair: Shirley N. Weber, San Diego State University

            Subjectivity, Reflectivity: Black Lesbian Interviewing Black Lesbians
            Shannon J. Miller, University of Georgia

            Your Words Will Be Here: A Spiritual Methodology of Bl ck Feminist Literary Research and Critique
            Alexis P. Gumbs, Duke University

            Strategic Resistance on the “Academic Plantation”: Strategies for Contending with Racism within
            Women’s Studies
            Natasha Douglas, San Diego State University

            Faux Feminism & Fictive Substitutes: A Practice of Exc usion and Tokenism in Women’s Studies
            Classrooms
            Lisa D. Covington, San Diego State University


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                         Thursday, March 19, 2009
                                CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section F     PANEL: EXPLORATIONS IN THE LITERATURE OF THE
     Roswell       AFRICAN DIASPORA
                   Chair: Jonathan Fenderson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

                   Exposing The Real Culprit: Female Subjugation and Defi ce in Toni Morrison’s Sula
                   Crystal H. Hunter, North Carolina A&T, University

                   Where Are My Kinsmen? The Trope of Loneliness in Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans” and Douglass'
                   “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An Ameri an Slave"
                   Ernest L. Gibson, III, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

                   Transgression and Generic Conventions in Gakaara wa Wanjau’s Mau Mau Author in Detention
                   Kennedy A. Waliaula, Ohio State University

                   Color-Blind Classroom: Scholarship in Black Literature Courses
                   Shauna Morgan Kirlew, Georgia State University

     Section G     PANEL: “ARE YOU A MEMBER?: THE LIMITS OF
     Atlanta D     CLUB/ORGANIZATIONAL RECORDS IN WOMEN’S HISTORY
                   Chair: Natanya Duncan, University of Florida

                   Restricted History: What Women’s Clubs Didn’t Write Do               ys to Find It
                   Jessica Brannon-Wranosky, University of North Texas

                   The Masses Were Not Members: Black Church Women and their Transformative Role in the U.S. Civil
                   Rights Movement
                   AnnMarie Mingo, Emory University

                   Getting on the Record: The Life of Adella Hunt Logan
                   Daria Willis, Florida State University

                   More Than Our Uniforms: The Black Cross Nurses of the NIA
                   Natanya Duncan, University of Florida

                   Stephanie Y. Evans, Discussant, University of Florida

                                             DINNER ON YOUR OWN

         Lenox Room
         8:00pm-10:30pm
                                         Film Presentation:
                    “Look Back and Wonder: The Genesis of Afro-American Studies
                            At the University of Massachusetts Amherst”

         This documentary film (2:04) focuses on the development of the W.E.B Du Bois Department
         of Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. The department was
         the second academic program in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in Black Studies.

                                              Ernest Allen, Producer
                                              Bootleg Cinema, 2008


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                      Friday, March 20, 2009
                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                                           REGISTRATION
                                            9:00am-5:00pm

                                          8:00am-9:15am
                                     Concurrent Sessions (A-H)


Section A   PANEL: CLASS, FAMILY STRUCTURE, MISEDUCATION AND
Atlanta A   PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING
            Chair: Melanie E. Bratcher, University of Oklahoma

            Is Destigmatization a Promotive Factor? Examining the elationship Between Racial Discrimination,
            Destigmatization, and Psychological Well-being Among African American Adolescents
            Dawn Henderson, North Carolina State University
            Pamela Martin, North Carolina State University

            Kill Them before They Grow: Mis-education and Multiculturalism in Public Educational Curriculum
            Remy E. Johnson, Syracuse University

            Not Without My Father: How Family Structure Influences Black Dropout Rates
            Amy Oppong Yeboah, Temple University

            Self-Efficacy for Self-Regulated Learning: An Exploration of the Perceptions of
            Students Labeled At-Risk in an Out of School Program
            Jessica Durand, Florida International University

Section B   ROUNDTABLE: THE BLACK THOUGHT COLLECTIVE: A NEW
Atlanta B   APPROACH TO ENGAGING AND PRACTICING BLACK STUDIES IN
            HIGHER EDUCATION
            Chair: Erik C. Wade, Purdue University

            Juanita Crider, Purdue University
            Clare Ford, Purdue University
            Ashley Gaynell Scott, Purdue University
            Tion Thomas, Purdue University

Section C   PANEL: INNOVATIONS IN TEACHING/LEARNING AFRICAN AMERI AN
Atlanta C   STUDENTS
            Chair: Ronald J. Stephens, Ohio University

            A Matter of Habit: Unraveling the Teaching/Learning Knot
            Namulundah Florence, Brooklyn College

            An Analysis of the ((MS) ²) Program from Early African American Scholars' Perspectives:
            One Program Aimed at Improving African American Students' Achievement in
            Mathematics and Science-Related Fields
            Jerrell Beckham, Denison University

            Education Ain’t Universal: Assessing American Public Education’s Impact on African American
            Self-Perception
            M. Keith Claybrook, California State University, Dominguez Hills

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                          Friday, March 20, 2009
                             CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                 Writing Like They Speak: The Impact of Afro-centric Education on Black Student Writers
                 Mia Garrison, North Carolina A&T State University

     Section D   PANEL: RADICAL HEALING AND BLACK COMMUNITY LIFE:
     Atlanta D   THE REVOLUTIONARY POWER OF HOPE, BEAUTY AND LOVE
                 Chair: Shawn Ginwright, San Francisco State University

                 What did I do to be so Black and Blue? Ghanaian Beauty and Resistance
                 Anjalee Beverley, San Francisco State University

                 Finding Beauty in the City: Understanding Black Social apital in San Francisco
                 Olton Rensch, San Francisco State University
                 Sean Tanner, San Francisco State University

                 Say it Loud! Blackness and Resistance Among Youth
                 Analena Hassberg, San Francisco State University

                 Radical Healing and Rethinking African American Youth
                 Shawn Ginwright, San Francisco State University

     Section E   ROUNDTABLE: REASCENSION: THE DYNAMICS OF AFRICAN
     Buckhead    WOMANHOOD
                 Chair: Thekima Mayasa, San Diego Mesa College

                 Linda Habeebullah, San Diego Mesa College
                 Kaye Nguyen, San Diego Mesa College
                 Nicole Green, San Diego Mesa College

     Section F   PANEL: DIASPORIC REFLECTIONS: SLAVERY,
     Lennox      CHRISTIANITY, GENDER AND TRADITION SPANNING FROM
                 THE CONTINENT TO THE AMERICAS
                 Chair: Ronald Williams, III, University of California, Berkeley

                 Slavery and the Slave Trade: European Economic Benefit
                 Ashley Jones, Ohio State University

                 Christianity and its Effects on Ghana
                 Desiree Riley, Ohio State University

                 Slavery and the Preservation of African Traditions & Customs in Trinidad & Tobago
                 Liseli Fitzpatrick, Ohio State University

     Section G   PANEL: THE ROLE OF WOMEN AND SEXUALITY IN HIP HOP:
     Roswell     THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES
                 Chair: Anthony J. Radcliff, California State University, Northridge

                 You Weren't Hired to Speak, So Shut Up!
                 Dejuan Hoggard, California State University, Northridge

                 Black Dance or Black Dry-Sexing: That is the Question …
                 Britni Cardosa, California State University, Northridge

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                      Friday, March 21, 2009
                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
            Notorious: Biggie’s Women
            Gloria Teferi, California State University, Northridge

            I Have a Name and it’s not Superhead!: Hip Hop’s Response to Karrin Steffans
            James B. Golden, California State University, Northridge


Section H   PANEL: AFRICANA CULTURE, AESTHETICS AND THE POLITICS
Norcross    OF REPRESENTATION
            Chair: Munashe Furusa, California State University, Dominguez Hills

            Sistas Develop Your Own Standards of Beauty and Heal T self
            Tiearea Robinson, California State University, Dominguez Hills

            The History of the Dark Mother and its Influence on th Representational Aspects of Black Women
            Today
            Khaleah K. Bradshaw, California State University, Dominguez Hills

            Proletarian Blues: Blues Music and Black Marxism in 20th Century America
            Aerion T. Brown, California State University, Dominguez Hills

            Black Female Rappers and Sexual Politics in Rap Music
            Tamanika Ferguson, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                                             9:30am-10:45am
                                         Concurrent Sessions (A-H)

Section A   PANEL: DEPICTIONS OF HISTORY IN CONTEMPORARY
Atlanta A   SPACES
            Chair: Linda James Myers, Ohio State University

            Conjuring Participation through Performance: A Case Study of Elmina and Colonial Williamsburg
            Ashley C. Bowden, Ohio State University

            Sweetgrass & Saltwater: A Critical Analysis of the Contemporary Commercialization
            of South Carolina’s Gullah/Geechee Cultures
            Tamara T. Butler, Ohio State University

            A Critical Examination of Stereotypical Anthropomorphi epictions and its Role in Maintaining
            Whiteness: Gloria’s Duel Black Female Personalities in DreamWorks’s Madagascar
            Melissa R. Crum, Ohio State University


Section B   ROUNDTABLE: THE END OF AFROCENTRICITY: AFRICANA
Atlanta B   STUDIES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE
            Chair: A.A. Akom, San Francisco State University

            Dawn-Elissa Fischer, San Francisco State University
            Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University
            Oba T’Shaka, , San Francisco State University
            Serie McDougal, San Francisco State University

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                           Friday, March 20, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section C   PANEL: AFRICAN CULTURE, FAMILY LANGUAGE AND NATION
     Atlanta C   Chair: Leonard Jeffries, City University of New York

                 Jerusalem in the Kongo: Prophecy and Authority in the ate Seventeenth Century Kongo
                 Cathy Skidmore-Hess, Georgia Southern University

                 Language, Democracy, and Being: The Conflict of Multi-Liingualism
                 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
                 Danielle C. Porter, Cornell University

                 Nation-building, Globalization and the Parameters of Afrikan Global
                 Education: Establishing a Pan-Afrikan Educational Policy Agenda for the
                 21st Century
                 Ambakisye-Okang O. Dukuzumurenyi, Tara High School, Baton Rouge, LA

                 Nation Building in West Africa: The Ivory Coast Republ c and the Failed Economic Miracle
                 Leonard Jeffries, City University of New York


     Section D   PARTICIPARTORY WORKSHOP: “INTRA-CULTURALDIALOGUES:
     Atlanta D   A MODEL FOR CONFRONTING OUR OWN MYTHS AND STEREOTYPES
                 ABOUT EACH-OTHER
                 Chair: Maria DeLongoria, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York

                 Maria DeLongoria, Discussant, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York
                 Patricia Canson, Discussant, Medgar Evers College, City University of New York

     Section E   IJAS EDITOR SESSION: AFRICANA STUDIES AT THE GRADUATE
     Buckhead     LEVEL: A TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY PERSPECTIVE
                 Chair: Stephanie Y. Evans, University of Florida, Assistant Professor

                 Black Studies in the 21st Century: Longevity Has Its P ace
                 Mark Christian, Miami University, Ohio

                 The State and Future of the Ph.D. in Black Studies: Assessing the Role of the Comprehensive Examination
                 Stephanie Y Evans, University of Florida

                 Fulfilling the Mission of Africana Studies: The Schola ly Dimensions of Social Change
                 Craig C. Brookins, North Carolina State University


     Section F   ROUNDTABLE: THE OBAMA’S PART I: FROM PRINCETON
     Lennox      TO THE COMMUNITY
                 Chair: Thekima Mayasa, San Diego Mesa College

                 Starla Lewis, San Diego Mesa College
                 Sherehe Hollins, San Diego Mesa College
                 Thekima Mayasa, San Diego Mesa College




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                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section G   PANEL: DROPPING SCIENCE: AFROCENTRIC KNOWLEDGE
Norcross    OUTSIDE THE BOX
            Chair: Shawnrece D. Campbell, Stetson University

            “The Secret African City”: Ancient Egyptian’s Influences on Washington, D.C.’s
            Planning and Architecture in the 18th and 19th Centuries
            Tenisha S. Howard, Michigan State University

            Art Meets Poetry
            Constance Ann Chapman, Clark Atlanta University
            Marcia Jones, Clark Atlanta University

            Historic Brattonsville
            Lisa Bratton, Historic Brattonsville, Inc.

            From Acculturation to Actualization: Transformative Informal Messages of African American
            Mothers to their Daughters
            Gia Williams Simmons, Northern Illinois University

Section H   PANEL: DISCURSIVE ISSUES IN AFRICAN-CENTERED
Roswell     STUDIES
            Chair: Colita Nichols Fairfax, Norfolk State University

            The Interdisciplinarity of African-centered Knowledge—Moving Back to Intentionality
            Khadijah O. Miller, Norfolk State University

            Reconceptualizing Africana Studies: Pushing and Expanding the Nature of the Discipline
            Amoaba Gooden, Kent State University

            Discursive Issues in African-centered Studies: Content Analysis as a Possible Methodology
            Colita Nichols Fairfax, Norfolk State University

            Christel N. Temple, Discussant, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


                                           11:00am-12:30PM

Section A   ROUNDTABLE PLENARY: SCHOLARSHIP AND MENTORSHIP OF
Atlanta A   JAMES B. STEWART IN THE FIELD OF AFRICANA
            STUDIES
            Chair: James Turner, Cornell University

            Delores P. Aldridge, Emory University
            Patrick L. Mason, Florida State University
            Jonathan Fenderson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
            Dawn Hazelton, Michigan State University
            James Turner, Cornell University




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                           Friday, March 20, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

                     STUDENT ESSAY AWARDS FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON
                          Tickets are required. (Ticket price is $50 per ticket)

                                                Georgia Ballroom
                                                12:30pm-1:45pm

                                              2:00PM-3:15PM
                                          Concurrent Sessions (A-H)

     Section A   PANEL: BLACK MEN: ENDANGERED BUT RESILIENT
     Atlanta A   Chair: Makungu Akinyela, Georgia State University

                 Black Male Head of Household Status in the Initial Tim bama
                 Anthony J. Lemelle, City University of New York

                 Confronting an Enabling Myth: African American Father bsence, 1850-2000
                 Linwood Tauheed, University of Missouri, Kansas City

                 Exploring African American Masculinities
                 Lynette Denise Nickleberry, University of Missouri, Columbia


     Section B   PANEL: NEW VALUES: COSMOPOLITANISM, ANTI-RACISM,
     Atlanta B   AND THE CREATION OF A MASS BLACK INTELLIGENTSIA
                 Chair: Alan Colon, Dillard University

                 Cosmopolitanism, Cruelty, and Nationalism: Alain Locke and Cosmopolitanism
                 Leonard Harris, Purdue University

                 Franz Boas and his 'Conspiracy' to Destroy the White R ce
                 Lee D. Baker, Duke University

                 Du Bois’s Dialectics: W.E.B. Du Bois’s Insurgent Intel ectualism and Radical Political Activism, from
                 the Talented Tenth to the Guiding Hundredth
                 Reiland Rabaka, University of Colorado at Boulder


     Section C   PANEL: FAMILIAL RELATIONSHIPS IN BLACK WOMEN’S TEXTS
     Atlanta C   Chair: Jacqueline Bryant, Chicago State University

                 Redeeming Love: Depictions of Marriage in “The Color Purple”
                 Tosha Sampson-Choma, Kansas State University

                 The Child Figure as a Means to Ancestral Knowledge in “Daughters of the Dust”
                 Venetria K. Patton, Purdue University

                 The Petrified Monkey and His Canaries in the Coal Mine: An Examination of
                 Father-Daughter Relationships in Danzy Senna’s Caucasia
                 Heidi Freeman, Purdue University


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                         CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section D   PANEL: AFRICAN AMERICAN PYSCHOLOGY
Atlanta D   Chair: Kevin O. Cokley, University of Texas, Austin

            African Americans and Standardized Tests: The Real Reason for Low Test Scores
            Veda Jairrels, Clark Atlanta University

            A Culturally Competent Model That Supports Educational Resiliency In African-American
            Chidren
            Robbin R Alston, B.E.T.A. Inc.

            I Am Because We Are (And Because I Am Unique): A Criti al Examination of the Cultural
            Worldview vs. Cultural Practices of African Americans
            Kevin O. Cokley, University of Texas, Austin


Section E   PANEL: THE AFRICAN DIASPORA: LINKAGES, IDENTITY
Buckhead    FORMATION AND STRUGGLES
            Chair: Perry A. Hall, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

            African-Mexican Cultural Identity Formation
            Debra D. Green, Independent Scholar

            Afro-Bolivian Mobilization: An Identity Movement Born of Me ody and Motion
            Sara Busdiecker, Texas A&M University

            Agosto Negro/Black August: Sketching Hip-Hop’s Pan-African Revolution
            Anthony J. Ratcliff, California State University, Northridge

            African Linkages: The Anti-Colonial Politics of Tanzania and Jamaica
            Monique Bedasse, University of Miami


Section F   PANEL: THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS: PROSPECTS,
Lennox      CHALLENGES AND CRITIQUES
            Chair: William H. Dorsey, Atlanta Metropolitan College

            From Cottonfields to Courvoisier: Constructions of Afr can American Upper Middle Class
            Identity in Advertisements
            William Berry, University of Illinois

            “Movin’ on Up”: The Black Middle-Class in Post-Civil Rights Philadelphia, 1965-2000
            David A. Canton, Connecticut College

            The Making of Black Leadership for Black Liberation during the Civil Rights Era
            Mark Giles, Miami University of Ohio


Section G   PANEL: BLACK NATIONALISM AND THE QUEST FOR
Norcross    LIBERATION I
            Chair: Marcellus Barksdale, Morehouse College


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                           Friday, March 21, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                 Albert B. Cleage: Revolutionary Model of Black Nationa ism and Pan African Transformation
                 Kefentse K. Chike, Michigan State University

                 Linking Struggles: A Comparative Analysis of Black Nat     alism in
                 Malcolm X and Stephen Biko
                 Ronald Jackson, University of Central Florida

                 The Economic Philosophy And Program of Elijah Muhammad
                 Nafeesa Muhammad, Georgia State University


     Section H   PANEL: BLACK RADICAL VISIONS
     Roswell     Chair: Ricky L. Jones, University of Louisville

                 Forgotten Comrades: Black Panthers in U.S. Prisons Case #1
                 Tekla Ali Johnson, Johnson C. Smith University

                 Inventing the Sister/Bandit Queen: Assata Shakur, Icon-Construction, and the
                 Africana Imaginary in Black Leadership
                 T. Hasan Johnson, California State University, Fresno

                 Oppressed People and the U.S. Capitalist and Global Capitalist Collapse:
                 Historical Analyses and Radical Praxis for Sustainable Communities
                 Julian Kunnie, University of Arizona

                 “Can’t Give Up My Stuff”: Nonviolence Meets Armed Resistance in the
                 Mississippi Freedom Movement
                 Akinyele Omowale Umoja, Georgia State University

                                                  3:30PM-4:45PM
                                              Concurrent Sessions (A-H)


     Section A   PANEL: DECONSTRUCTING BLACK WOMEN'S BODIES:
     Atlanta A   SCIENTIFIC RACISM, CULTURAL RACISM AND HIP HOP
                 REPRESENTATIONS
                 Chair: Patricia Reid-Merritt, Richard Stockton College

                 Baby You Fine!: The (Re) Affirmation of Black Female Beauty in
                 Mix-a-Lot's "Baby’s Got Back”
                 Andre E. Johnson, Temple University

                 Black Women's Bodies: The Process of Scripting and Reading in the Policy Making Process
                 Julia Jordan-Zachery, Providence College

                 Black Women's Rhetoric: The Search for Dignity
                 Deborah F. Atwater, Pennsylvania State University

                 "Don't Worry, I'm Safe" - An Ethnographic Examination of Sex, Condom Use and the Culture of HIV/
                 AIDS Among Urban African Americans
                 Nashay Pendleton, Temple University
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                     Friday, March 20, 2009
                        CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section B   PANEL: TO BE FEARLESS: QUERYING THE ROLE OF
Atlanta B   CONSCIOUSNESS WITHIN AFRICOLOGICAL DISCOURSE DEVELOPMENT
            Chair: Linda James Myers, Ohio State University

            God as Bicameral Mind: Implications for Africological esearch
            Cher Love McAllister, University of Nebraska, Omaha

            Re-Thinking Cultural Advantage: Metapsychology and Divine Consciousness in the Wisdom Tradition
            of African Deep Thought in the Post structural Western Academy and Obama Era
            Linda James Myers, Ohio State University

            Afrocentricity and Westernity: Approaching Theories of Knowledge
            Ana Monteiro Ferreira, Temple University

            Culture and The Grand Unified Theorem: A Preliminary C se for an African-American Cultural
            Project
            Asar Imhotep, University of Houston

            Mario H. Beatty, Discussant, Chicago State University

Section C   PANEL: PAN AFRICAN WOMANIST
Atlanta C   APPROACH TO JUSTICE
            Chair: Itihari Y. Toure, Interdenominational Theological Center

            Womanist Education for Young Girls
            Genova McFadden, Interdenominational Theological Center

            A Womanist Practice in the Delivery of Education and R covery from Sexual
            Exploitation and Sexual Violence
            Stephanie Crumpton, Columbia Seminary

            Constructing an Ethic of Black Womanhood
            Sheena M. Mayrant, Columbia Theological Seminary

            The Doctor, the Slave, and a Mulatto Baby: Dr. James M ion Sims, Slavery,
            and Ethics in American Modern Gynecology
            Deirdre Cooper Owens, University of Virginia


Section D   PANEL: INTERROGATING THE LIVES AND CONTRIBUTIONS
Atlanta D   OF THREE AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE RADICALS
            Chair: Walter C. Rucker, Ohio State University

            Fair Play for William Worthy: Cuba, Human Rights, and Worthy v. United States
            Tim Lovelace, University of Virginia

            Frank Marshall Davis: Outsider Journalist Looking In
            Kathryn Waddell Takara, University of Hawaii

            The Redemption of Carter G. Woodson's Mis-Educated Negroes
            Stephanie Wright, University of West Georgia
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                           Friday, March 20, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section E   PANEL: INTERROGATING AFRICAN AMERICANS' GOD CONCEPT
     Buckhead    Chair: Leslie James, DePauw University

                 A Comparative Analysis of Spiritual Concepts: Nile Val ey Roots, Judeo-Christian Fruits
                 Heru Setepenra Heq-m-Ta, Cornell University

                 A Materialist Analysis of African American Conceptions of God
                 Robert W. Munro, Michigan State University

                 Toward an Afrocentric Theology of Liberation
                 Adam Clark, Xavier University

                 From Self-Destruction to Self-Instruction in Spirituality
                 Anthony S. Neal, Clark Atlanta University


     Section F   PANEL: VISION AND REPRESENTATION OF BLACK WOMEN
     Lennox      BY MAJOR BLACK WOMEN WRITERS
                 Chair: Dorothy Tsuruta, San Francisco State University

                 Inscribing Women: War and the Female Writer
                 Pauline Ada Uwakweh, North Carolina A&T State University

                 The Role of Afrocentricity in Overcoming Nihilism in T      Morrison’s Beloved
                 Crystal R. Guillory, Temple University

                 Uncovering Alice Childress: Her Life and Work
                 Elizabeth A. Orr, Cornell University

                 “Such is the Urge of Art”: The Creative Ideal of Zora Neale Hurston
                 Khonsura A Wilson, California State University, Long Beach


     Section G   PANEL: THE CULTURE OF HIP HOP
     Norcross    Chair: Karin L. Stanford, California State University, Northridge

                 The Revolution May Not Be Televised: Rapintelpro Targets the Hip Hop Generation
                 Estella Owoimaha, California State University, Northridge

                 The Influence of Hip Hop on Black Comedy
                 Bileko Aziza Wissa, California State University, Northridge

                 Moving Kinship: The Correlation between Rap Music and Spirituals as
                 Social Activist Musical Genres
                 Jayme Alilaw, California State University, Northridge

                 The Enduring Exploitation of African People: From Slav y to Hip Hop
                 Biniyam G. Fissehaye, California State University, Northridge




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                    Friday, March 20, 2009
                       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section H   PANEL: IDENTITY AND SOMATIC IMAGE: COLOR AND
Roswell     TRANSNATIONAL INTERNALIZED RACISM
            Chair: Jacqueline Wade, Middle Tennessee State University

            Cultural and Identity Politics: Constructions of Blackness by Brazil’s MNU and Afro-Reggae
            Paul R. Burgman, Syracuse University

            Investigating the Motivations for Skin Bleaching in Tanzania
            Kelly Michelle Lewis, Georgia State University
            Young Sinead, Morehouse College

            The Creation of Blackness: From Ethnic to Racialized Images
            Clarence R. Talley, University of Louisville

                                         5:00PM-6:15PM
                                     Concurrent Sessions (A-H)

Section A   PANEL: TRANSNATIONALITY AND THE COMPLICATIONS
Atlanta A   OF BLACK IDENTITY
            Chair: Paulo S. Polanah, Virginia Tech

            Heterogeneity Among Africans: Research in Mental Health
            Efua Safiya Akoma, Virginia Tech

            Refining the Afrocentric World View: Understanding Commonalities
            and Differences Across the Diaspora
            Craig C. Brookins, North Carolina State University

            Who is an African American? The Cultural Identity Divide between Foreign-Born and Native-Born
            African Americans
            Omiunota Nelly Ukpokodu, University of Missouri, Kansas City

            Neither Southern nor Northern Miami, Florida and the C         ction of Blackness in
            America’s Tourist Paradise, 1945-1968
            Channelle Rose, Rowan University

Section B   PANEL: THEORIZING THE DISCIPLINE OF AFRICANA/BLACK STUDIES
Atlanta B   Chair: Samuel Livingston, Morehouse College

            Theorizing Hybridity through African Literature: Bridging the Gap between Individuality and Sociality
            Munashe Furusa, California State University, Dominguez Hills

            Theorizing the Museum as Communication: Forgetting and Remembering
            Race in the “New South” and the “New Guatemala”
            Mark D. Alleyne, Georgia State University

            I Be African: A Definition of African Agency
            Jennifer Williams, Temple University

            Toward an Africana Media Criticism: A Theoretical Approach for the 21st Century
            Jared A. Ball, Morgan State University

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                           Friday, March 20, 2009
                              CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section C   PANEL: BLACK NATIONALISM AND THE QUEST FOR
     Atlanta C   LIBERATION II
                 Chair: Stephen Middleton, Mississippi State University

                 Self-Writing: Theory, Practice, and Travel in the Pan-African Imagination of Edward Wilmot
                 Blyden, 1832-1912
                 Tracy Flemming, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

                 Negroes Get Your Guns: The Prophetic Rhetoric of Bishop Henry McNeal Turner
                 Andre E. Johnson, Temple University

                 "The Struggle is For Land": An Analysis of the Black Belt Thesis
                 Benjamin Woods, Howard University

                 Detroit’s Red: Black Radical Detroit and the Political Development of Malcolm X
                 Jasmin A. Young, Columbia University

     Section D   PANEL: RECONSTRUCTING THE URBAN AFRICAN AMERICAN
     Atlanta D   WORLD
                 Chair: Nenaji Taylor, Howard University

                 Gentrification, Representation and Black Identity in H lem’s “New Renaissance”
                 Danielle M. Jackson, City University of New York

                 The Psychological Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on African American
                 Women in New Orleans, Louisiana
                 Alicia Gobert, Clark Atlanta University

                 Regenerative Landscapes: Collective Memory, The Bayou Bienvenue
                 Wetlands and the Lower Ninth Ward
                 Austin Allen, University of Colorado, Boulder

                 Redevelopment in Southwest Atlanta: Integration vs.
                 Accommodation with a Focus on Herman J. Russell, Sr.
                 Joi O. Yearwood, Georgia State University

     Section E   PANEL: BLACK TRANSNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL
     Buckhead    ACTIVISTS
                 Chair: Sundiatu K. Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                 The Narrative of Ricardo Batrell and the Afro-Cuban Struggle for Racial Democracy
                 Mark A. Sanders, Emory University

                 Artist, Activist, Mother: The Work and Writings of Buchi Emecheta
                 Monique Johnston, Temple University

                 Scholar and Activist: Re-examining the Contributions of Walter Rodney to the Caribbean
                 Jerome Teelucksingh, University of the West Indies

                 “Under the Shadow of Good Health”: Experiences of a Bl ck Transnational Family, 1922-1976
                 Leroy Davis, Emory University

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                                Friday, March 20, 2009
                                   CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
Section F      PANEL: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND ILLEGAL DRUGS
Lennox         Chair: Sarita Kaya Davis, Georgia State University

               African Americans and Cocaine: A Historiography
               Daniel Davis, Michigan State University

               Alcohol Use, Abuse and Treatment Among People of Afric scent
               Marcia E. Sutherland, State University of New York, Albany

               A Psycho-Historical Analysis of Black Men and Crime in the Unit      ates:
               Carl Suddler, Indiana University, Bloomington
               Yasser Arafat Payne, University of Delaware

Section G      PANEL: BLACK WOMEN AND THE STRUGGLE FOR ACTUALIZATION AND LIBERATION
Roswell        Chair: Yvonne Williams, College of Wooster

               Ain't I A Woman and Am I Not A Scholar
               Theresa Rajack-Talley, University of Louisville

               African American Female Lawyers and the Concept of Being the "Colored-Gender" within the Field of Law
               Natasha Clemons, Ohio State University

               The Power To Tell Herstory: Rape
               Kymberly M. Dionne Keeton, University of Houston

               Gender Gap and Employment
               Cheryll R. Hardison-Dayton, Bethune-Cookman University

Section H      WORKSHOP: PUBLISHING SCHOLARLY ARTICLES IN AFRICANA STUDIES
Norcross       Chair: Georgene Bess-Montgomery, Clark Atlanta University

               Jacqueline Bryant, Editorial Board, Black, Women, Gender & Families (BWGF)
               and Chicago State University

               Audrea Dunham, Former Managing Editor, Journal of Black Studies (JBS)
               and Georgia State University

               Charles E. Jones, Associate Editor, International Journal of Africana Studies (IJAS)
               and Georgia State University

            This professional development workshop is funded by th    adership and Organizational
                                    Capacity Grant from the Ford Foundation

                                                      Lenox Room
                                               Book Signing/New Authors
                                                     5:30pm-6:30pm

                                                       Atlanta A & B
                                                     Business Meeting
                                                      6:30pm-7:30pm


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                      Saturday, March 21, 2009
                            CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

                                                REGISTRATION
                                                 9:00am-5:00pm

                                               8:00am-9:15am
                                          Concurrent Sessions (A-G)

     Section A   PANEL: HIP HOP AS CRITICAL THEORY
     Atlanta A   Chair: Kamau Rashid, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                 In the Spirit of the Hustlers Convention...: HIP HOP, the Emcee as Griot, and the
                 Use of the ‘Counter Narrative’ in the context of CRT
                 Richard Benson, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                 Cultural Initiations and Transformations: The Visual Archive of Jean-Michel
                 Basquiat and Early Hip Hop
                 Michele Prettyman Beverly, Georgia State University

                 Hip Hop Pedagogy: Towards a Critical Social Praxis
                 Kamau Rashid, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

     Section B   PANEL: MALCOLM X AND CONTEMPORARY BLACK
     Atlanta C   FREEDOM MOVEMENTS
                 Chair: Jonathan Fenderson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

                 Malcolm X and the Emerging Politics of African Diaspor Unity
                 Kurt B. Young, University of Central Florida

                 Resistance Moves
                 Giavanni Washington, University of California, Los Angeles

                 The Black Image in the Black Mind: W.E.B. Du Bois as a Visual Theorist after 1903
                 Yuya Kiuchi, Michigan State University

                 The Multifarious Jihads of Malcolm X: From Malcolm Little to El Hajj Malik El Shabazz
                 Keisha Hicks, Cornell University

     Section C   PANEL: YES WE CAN!: MANEUVERING
     Atlanta D   INTELLECTUAL/EMOTIONAL SPACES OF MULTICULTURAL
                 COMPOSITION STUDENTS
                 Chair: Carol Anne Manget-Johnson, Georgia State University

                 Tools for the Contact Zone: Preparing Composition Instructors for the New Multicultural Classroom
                 Shauna M. Kirlew, Georgia State University

                 Emotion in Student Prose
                 Cantice Green, Kennesaw State University

                 Don’t Dis(miss) My Style: African American Male Students in the Writing Classroom
                 Carol A. Manget-Johnson, Georgia State University



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                          CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Section D   PANEL: ISSUES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AFFECTING AFRICAN
Buckhead    AMERICAN WOMEN
            Chair: Sarita Kaya Davis, Georgia State University

            Exploring Adverse Birth Outcomes Among African American Women with Means: Revealing a New
            Population
            Kimberly Farris, University of Illinois at Chicago

            Managed Care and Public Mental Health Services: Implic ions for Culturally Competent Evaluation
            Practice
            Aisha Williams, Clark Atlanta University

            Invisible Women Melting: How African American Women in Atlanta, GA Are Negatively Affected by
            Climate Change
            Jessica A. Mitchell, Syracuse University


Section E   PANEL: INTERROGATING THE BLACK PRESENCE: VISUAL
Lennox      MEDIUMS
            Chair: Ronald J. Stephens, Ohio University

            Sankofa, Black Theatre - A Voyage to Libration for the Africana Community
            Asantewa Sunni-Ali, Georgia State University

            Teaching August Wilson in Africana Studies
            Kimberly C. Ellis, Dr. Goddess Arts, Education and Management, Inc.

            YouTube: Black Existentialism and Network Participation
            Aymar Jean Christian, University of Pennsylvania

            Bridges and Barriers to Freedom and Development: The C ltural Limits and Possibilities of Theatre for
            Social Change in Zimbabwe
            Praise Zenenga, University of Arizona


Section F   ROUNDTABLE: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICANA
Norcross    TEACHING AND RESEARCH: A ROUNDTABLE REPORT FROM THE E-BLACK
            STUDIES SUMMER WORKSHOP
            Chair: Ronald Bailey, Savannah State University

            Dawn-Elissa Fischer, San Francisco State University
            Angel David Nieves, Hamilton College
            Amilcar Shabazz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
            Marilyn Thomas-Houston, University of Florida
            Debra C. Smith, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
            Michele L. Simms-Burton, Prince George's Community College and Howard University
            DeReef Jamison, Savannah State University




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                      Saturday, March 21, 2009
                            CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

     Section G   PANEL: FROM FREDERICK DOUGLASS TO BARACK OBAMA:
     Roswell     REVISITING POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND SACRED DISCOURSES FOR A NEW
                 LANDSCAPE
                 Chair: M. Keith Claybrook, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 19th Century African American Writers and their Re-Interpretation of the Gospel as Instrument of
                 Struggle
                 Ricco Garrett, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 Race and Gender in 19th century African American Women’s Literature and Political Thought
                 Tyrea Dominica Irene Hayes, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 Martin Luther King Jr.’s Influence on Barack Obama’s Political Discourse
                 Leah Fortson, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 Frederick Douglass and Barack Obama’s Discourses on Ra e and Citizenship
                 Betty M. Knight, California State University, Dominguez Hills


                                             9:30am-10:45am
                                         Concurrent Sessions (A-H)

     Section A   ROUNDTABLE: TRANSDISCIPLINARY DIRECTIONS IN
     Atlanta A   AFRICANA STUDIES: A MULTI-DEPARTMENTAL CLUSTER HIRE
                 AND MUTUAL MENTORING PROGRAM IN YEAR ONE
                 Chair: Amilcar Shabazz, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

                 Margo Natalie Crawford, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
                 Kym Morrison, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
                 Rachel L. Mordecai, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
                 TreaAndrea M. Russworm , University of Massachusetts, Amherst


     Section B   PANEL: CLASSIC AFRICAN CIVILIZATION: ANCIENT
     Atlanta B   READINGS; MODERN RELEVANCE
                 Chair: Tiamoyo Karenga, Kawaida Institute of Pan-African Studies

                 The Ancient Egyptian Family: Kinship and Social Structure
                 Troy Allen, Southern University

                 Herodotus’ Second Book Revisited: Deciphering Kemet from Textual Sources
                 Molefi Kete Asante, Temple University

                 Reading Rekhmira for Barack Obama: The Maatian Moral Vocation of
                 Leadership
                 Maulana Karenga, California State University, Long Beach




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                 Saturday, March 21, 2009
                       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Section C   PANEL: POST RACIAL POLITICS?: OBAMA, THE CRISIS AND
Atlanta C   THE TRANSFORMATION OF BLACK POLITICS
            Chair: Nenaji Taylor, Howard University

            “When and Where Have I Entered?": The Potential Impact of Historical
            Interventions on Traditional Histories and Contemporar     lture
            Alexandria P. Barabin, Syracuse University

            Black Political Participation: A Sociohistorical Look at the Electoral
            Participation of Blacks
            Leonard D. Thomas, University of Louisville

            The Generational Divide in Black Politics – Where Do We Go From Here?
            Ryann M. Alexander, Cornell University

            “We Ain’t Ready to See a Black President”: Barack Obam and Post-racialism
            in American Society
            Kamara R. Jones, Ohio State University


Section D   PANEL: COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION PROGRAMS:
Atlanta D   AFROCENTRIC APPROACHES
            Chair: Alan Colon, Dillard University

            Buses and Trains: The HistoryMakers Archives in Literary and Historical Context
            Kamau Kemayo, University of Illinois, Springfield

            Rites of Passage Programs: A Model for Enhancing Culturally Esteem in
            African American Youth
            Cheryl D. Dozier, University of Georgia

            The Journey of Ashay: Rites of Passage - MisEducation, Re-Education and
            Character Education in Bermuda
            Melodye Micere Van Putten, Ministry of Education, Bermuda

            Blaxploitation, Civil Rights, and the Oral Histories Connection
            Shawnrece D. Campbell, Stetson University


Section E   PANEL: NILE VALLEY CIVILIZATIONS AND AFRICAN LANGUAGE
Buckhead    Chair: Alma Vinyard, Clark Atlanta University

            African Literacy: Power and Resistance
            Tiffany D. Pogue, Emory University

            Egypt in Africa: An Examination of Contemporary Egypto        ical Research in Comparative Perspective
            Mario H. Beatty, Chicago State University

            The Quest for Peace in Nile Valley Civilization: Ancient Days and Beyond
            Annette Kashif, Bethune-Cookman University


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                      Saturday, March 21, 2009
                            CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

     Section F   PANEL: E-BLACK STUDIES MANIFESTO AND THE
     Lennox      WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE
                 Chair: Abdul Alkalimat, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                 Marilyn Thomas-Houston, University of Florida
                 Dawn Elisa Fischer, San Francisco State University
                 Angel Nieves, Hamilton College
                 DeReef Jamison, Savannah State University
                 Jonathan Fenderson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
                 Michele L. Simms-Burton, Howard University


     Section G   PANEL: AFRICANA/BLACK STUDIES: REMEMBERANCES
     Norcross    AND NEW DIRECTIONS
                 Chair: Will Jones, Howard University

                 Remembering 1968-69: A 40-year Anniversary Retrospective of the
                 Climax of the Black Campus
                 Ibram Rogers, Temple University

                 An Africana Studies Movement? Black Becoming Africana
                 Khadijah L. White,

                 Literatures and Definitions: Toward Understanding Afri entric Education
                 Kmt Shockley, George Mason University

                 The (ill) Legitimacy of Afrocentrists: Questioning the Validity of African-Centered
                 Scholarship
                 Crystal A. Felima, Cornell University


     Section H   PANEL: THE BLACK URBAN POOR: POLICIES, ACTIVISM
     Roswell     AND PROSPECTS
                 Chair: Ashley Moore, Ohio State University

                 In a State of Statelessness: Livelihood Strategies of Zimbabwean Migrants in Atlanta, USA
                 Francis Musoni, Emory University

                 Urban African Americans and Education Reform Policies: An Afrocentric Critique
                 Martell L.Teasley, Florida State University
                 Jandel Crutchfield, Florida State University

                 Who are you Calling a Welfare Queen?: An Examination of Temporary Assistance
                 for Needy Families and its Impact on African-American Women
                 Ashley Moore, Ohio State University

                 Education Level and Unemployment Premium Gains for Bla           en: Returns to
                 Education Model
                 Nathaniel Johnson, Florida A & M University



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                 Saturday, March 21, 2009
                       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


                                          11:00am-12:30PM
                                         PLENARY SESSION


Section A   PLENARY: BLACK LIBERATION AND THE PRESIDENCY OF
Atlanta A   BARACK OBAMA
            Chair: Sundiata K. Cha-Jua, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

            Obama on the Mic: Hip-Hop Generation and the ’08 Presidential Campaign
            Jeffrey O. G. Ogbar, University of Connecticut

            African Perspective on the 2008 Presidential Election
            Cynthia T. Cook, Florida A&M University
            Kelechi A. Kalu, Ohio State University

            Obama Mania and Black Political Possibilities
            Ricky L. Jones, University of Louisville

                                             Lunch Break
                                           12:45pm-2:00pm

                                         2:00PM-3:15PM
                                     Concurrent Sessions (A-G)


Section A   PANEL: OBAMA AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF BLACK
Atlanta A   POLITICS
            Chair: Wornie Reed, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

            Problematic Reactions to Obama’s Election
            Wornie Reed and Bertin Louis, University of Tennessee/Knoxville

            Dr. John Henrik Clarke, Pan-Africanism, and the Election of Barack Obama
            James Conyers and Melody M. Toby, Kean University

            Paradoxes and Conflicts: Barack Obama and the Politics of Racial Representation
            Ronald Williams II, University of California, Berkley

Section B   PANEL: LOOKING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK:
Atlanta B   LEADERSHIP IN AFRICAN AMERICAN/ BLACK STUDIES PROGRAM
            FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS
            Chair: Gracie Lawson-Borders, University of Wyoming

            Center for Black Studies, University of Southern Missi ippi
            Curtis J. Austin, University of Southern Mississippi

            African American Studies, Georgia State University
            Charles E. Jones, Georgia State University


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                          Saturday, March 21, 2009
                               CONFERENCE SCHEDULE


                 African American Studies, University of Wyoming
                 Gracie Lawson-Borders, University of Wyoming

                 African and African American Studies, University of Oklahoma
                 Jeanette R. Davidson, University of Oklahoma


     Section C   PANEL: CHALLENGING COLONIALISM AND NEO-COLONIALISM
     Atlanta C   Chair: Cora A. Presley, Georgia State University

                 The Infamous Salaga Slave Market: The Missing Link in the Discourse on the
                 Euro-Christian Slave Trade
                 Kwame Botwe-Asamoah, University of Pittsburgh

                 The Black Star Rises: Ghana and Black Radicalism in th US, 1957-1968
                 Walter C. Rucker, Ohio State University

                 “Liberated from fear and from silence:” Kenyan Women’s Activist Traditions
                 Cora A. Presley, Georgia State University

                 A Comparative Examination of Recent Political Leadership Legitimacy Crises in
                 Nigeria and Kenya
                 Victor Okafor, Eastern Michigan University


     Section D   PANEL: RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY ACROSS THE
     Atlanta D   AFRICAN WORLD
                 Chair: Makungu Akinyela, Georgia State University

                 Karma, Causation, and Divine Law: Zora Neale Hurston’s Implementation of
                 Buddhist Theory in her Short Works
                 Tiffany A. Overby, North Carolina A&T University

                 Music, Dance, Spirituality, and Healing: The Garifuna   cestor Veneration
                 Ritual and the Garifuna Mass
                 Oliver N. Greene, Georgia State University

                 The Black Christ of Portobelo: Blackness and Beyond
                 Jonathan Gayles, Georgia State University

                 As It Was In The Beginning: A Precursory Enquiry into Canadian Catholic
                 Church and People of African Descent
                 Iheanyi N. Enwerem, Catholic Diocese of Saskatoon, Canada


     Section E   PANEL: CRITICAL ISSUES: THE IMPACT OF CRIMINOLOGY,
     Buckhead    IDENTITY AND PERCEPTION ON BLACK COMMUNITIES
                 Chair: Maria DeLongoria, Medgar Evers College, City University at New York



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                 Saturday, March 21, 2009
                       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

            Community’s Impact on the Resiliency of African Americ ildren
            Sharon Lynn Bethea, Northeastern Illinois University

            Understanding Black Female Identity through Family and Community
            DeAnna Reese, California State University, Fresno

            Black Women, Crime and the Black Community
            La Tonya Skiffer, California State University, Dominguez Hills

            Black Family Textbooks and Reproductive Technology
            Sharon Squires, California State University, Dominguez Hills

Section F   PANEL: RE-ENVISIONING BLACK WOMEN IN AFRICAN
Lennox      LITERATURE
            Chair: Georgene Bess-Montgomery, Clark Atlanta University

            Lost Daughters of Lilith: Representations of Black Womanhood in African American
            Literature
            Regina N. Barnett, Indiana University, Bloomington

            An African-centered Critical Re-engagement of Ann Petry's The Street (1946)
            Christel N. Temple, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

            Urban Intersectionalities: The Construction of Race, C ass, Gender and Sexuality in
            Hip Hop Fiction
            Shaun Ossei-Owusu, University of California, Berkeley

Section G   ROUNDTABLE: BLACK PUBLISHERS—A VIABLE OPTION
Norcross    FOR YOUR BOOK?
            Chair: Natalie Stokes, Black Classic Press

            W. Paul Coates, Black Classic Press
            Haki Madhubuti, Third World Publishing
            Natalie Stokes, Black Classic Press


Section H   PANEL: DOING THE RIGHT THANG: CHALLENGING THE
Roswell     CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY OF
            "PRAGMATIC NATIONALISM"
            Chair: Tommy J. Curry, Southern Illinois University

            Shelby’s Pragmatic Black Solidarity, A Resource for African American Studies in a Post-Civil Rights
            Era?
            Dwayne Tunstall, Grand Valley State University

            The Existential Crisis in Black America
            Donna J. Sloan, Youngstown State University

            African Communal Philosophy as Impetus for Agency in Africana Communities
            Uche Ugwueze, California State University Long Beach


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                          Saturday, March 21, 2009
                               CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

                 We Who Must Fight In The Shade: The Philosophy of Raci l Realism
                 Tommy J. Curry, Southern Illinois University

                 James Haile, Discussant, Duquesne University


                                             3:30PM-4:45PM
                                         Concurrent Sessions (A-H)

     Section A   PANEL: DIASPORIC TENSIONS: TRANSNATIONAL
     Atlanta A   FRAGMENTATION AND UNITY
                 Chair: Marcia J. Darling, Adelphi University

                 Changing Same: Competing Notions of Blackness Among Tr ionally Defined African-Americans
                 and African Diaspora Immigrants
                 Aminah N. Pilgrim, University of Massachusetts, Boston

                 CREOLE SEASONING: Roasting of Identities and the Making of an African
                 Diaspora – (Creole as a Means of Avoiding Africanness/Blackness)
                 Jessica M. Alarcon, Cornell University

                 Differences in Black and Black: African American Cultural Diversity
                 Patrick L. Mason, Florida State University

                 Taking a Stand: Afro-Latino Empowerment Initiatives in the America
                 E. Valarie Smith, Florida Gulf Coast University

     Section B   PANEL: AFRICANA STUDIES AND THE CHALLENGES AND
     Atlanta B   OPPORTUNITIES OF QUEER THEORY
                 Chair: Layli Phillips, Georgia State University

                 Afrocentric Decolonizing Queer Theory: Out Within the Old, In Within the New
                 of Afrocentric Thought
                 H. Sharif Williams, Goddard College

                 In Practice: A Gay-Inclusive Black Liberation Theology
                 Jacqueline Scott, Ohio State University

                 Communal Space: Africana Studies and Black Gay Men's Studies
                 Charles Toombs, San Diego State University

                 Gay Rights Movements and the Misappropriation of Black Civil Rights Movements
                 Tracy Robison, Michigan State University

     Section C   PANEL: NOMMO: THE POWER OF THE WORD
     Atlanta C   Chair: Peter I. Ukpokodu, University of Kansas

                 "Long ways to go": History, Racial Justice and Communa Vision in African American Poetry
                 Meta Schettler, California State University, Fresno



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                 Saturday, March 21, 2009
                       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

            Theater as Liberation: The Story of the Free Southern eater
            Samori Sekou Camara, University of Texas, Austin

            Unmasking Ogun the God and Ancestral Spirits in August Wilson's Plays
            Peter I. Ukpokodu, University of Kansas
            Lisa G. Hall, University of Kansas

            “To Make A Poet Black”: The Politics of Self-Identity in a Changing America
            Jason T. Hendrickson, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Section D   PANEL: MESSAGE IN THE MUSIC AND HIP HOP POLITICS
Atlanta D   Chair: David A. Canton, Connecticut College

            The Sounds of Liberation
            Luqman Muhammad Abdullah, Cornell University

            Countering the Counter Discursive in Hip Hop Culture
            Stephany R. Spaulding, Claflin University

            The Gospel of Nas
            Kalic Chambers, California State University, Northridge

Section E   PANEL: CONTEMPORARY BLACK FREEDOM STRUGGLES
Buckhead    Chair: Audrea Dunham, Georgia State University

            Bridge Leadership of Black Women in the Civil Rights M vement
            Fred L. Hord, Knox College

            In the Shadows of Civil Rights Legends: The Unsung Pol ical and Social Activism of Vivian C. Mason
            Michael L. Clemons, Old Dominion University

            The Black Muslim Community's Response to the Riots of 1967
            Bayyinah S. Jeffries, Michigan State University

Section F   PANEL: BLACK-EYED SUSANS AS ACTIVIST RESEARCHERS
Atlanta C   IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A CRITICAL EXPLORATION OF BLACK                                     OMEN'S
            EXPERIENCES IN POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS
            Chair: Zenobia V. Harris, Texas Supreme Court

            (Re) visioning Race, Class, and Gender in Higher Education: A Critical
            Narrative Approach to Understand Gendered Racism in Iv Towers
            Rondee G. Gaines, Georgia State University

            Eye and I Skinflectionz: At the Center of Katrina’s Hurricane
            Rachel N. Hastings, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

            An Unlikely Sisterhood: The Day I Talked with Mrs. Harris and Reverend Dr. Pauli
            Zenobia V. Harris, Texas Supreme Court




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                          Saturday, March 21, 2009
                               CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
     Section G   ROUNDTABLE: HEALING THE AFRICAN SPIRIT
     Norcross    Chair: Michael Tillotson, University of Houston

                 Marcia E. Sutherland, State University of New York, Albany
                 Michael Tillotson, University of Houston


     Section H   ROUNDTABLE: THE VOICES SAID IT LOUD AND
     Roswell     CLEAR: EXPLORING POSITIONALITY, POWER, AND OPPRESSIO                                   N
                 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE
                 Chair: Craig C Brookins, North Carolina State University

                 Dawn X Henderson, North Carolina State University
                 Niambi Hall-Campbell, North Carolina State University
                 Avril Smart, North Carolina State University
                 Erin Banks, North Carolina State University

                                              5:00PM-6:15PM
                                         Concurrent Sessions (A-G)

     Section A   ROUNDTABLE: ELEMENTAL FORCES: FROM AFRICA TO AMERICA
     Atlanta A   Chair: Theresa Rajack-Talley, University of Louisville

                 Anita Thompson, University of Louisville
                 Whitney Boyd, University of Louisville
                 Willie Wright, University of Louisville
                 Ciare Pierce, University of Louisville

     Section B   PANEL: BLACK POWER, THE BLACK ARTS MOVEMENT,
     Atlanta B   AND THE ORIGINS OF BLACK STUDIES
                 Chair: W.S. Tkweme, University of Louisville

                 The Triangle of Black Power: The Relationship between the Black Power
                 Movement, the Black Arts Movement, and Black Studies
                 Aimee M. Glocke, Temple University

                 1968 Student Strike at San Francisco State College
                 Sharon A. Jones, San Francisco State University

                 Bebe Moore Campbell and the Black Student Movement at        versity of Pittsburgh
                 Osizwe Eyi di yiye, Temple University

                 Conflicting Community Paradigms: The Spatial Production of Black Student Activism on a Small
                 College Campus
                 John Lindsey Jackson, Denison University
                 Toni King, Denison University
                 Ruramisai Charumbira, University of Texas




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                 Saturday, March 21, 2009
                       CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Section C   PANEL: THE SCHOOLHOUSE, THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND
Atlanta C   BEYOND: AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN’S RADICAL ACTIVISM
            IN THE 19TH CENTURY.
            Chair: Stephen Middleton, Mississippi State University

            The Struggle for African American Female Education in Canterbury, Connecticut
            Kabria Baumgartner, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

            “The Fiery Eyes of Mrs. Prince Rest Upon the Form of the Villain”: Nancy Prince and African Ameri-
            can Women’s Abolitionist Thought and Action
            Matt Stofflet, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

            “Take Your Place Among the Soldiers of Your Country, A Man Among Men”: Military Training at
            Black Colleges in the Late Nineteenth Century
            Marcus Cox, The Citadel

            Anna Julia Cooper and Africana Womanism: Some Early Conceptual Contributions
            LaRese C. Hubbard, California State University. Long Beach

Section D   PANEL: RECLAIMING RESPONSIBILITY FOR AFRICAN
Atlanta D   AMERICAN STUDENT SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, COLLEGE, AND BEYOND
            Chair: Osayimwense Osa, Virginia State University

            Reclaiming Responsibility for African American Student Academic Success: Tips
            Justina Osato Osa, Virginia State University

            The "I Can Do Anything" Curriculum
            Carolyn R. Mattocks, Historical Inspirations, Inc.

            The Urban Skills Gap: Myth and Reality
            Marsha Jean Phelps, Chicago State University

Section E   PANEL: CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM OF BLACK FILMIC
Buckhead    REPRESENTATIONS
            Chair: Austin Allen, University of Colorado, Denver

            From Palace to Plantation to Glory
            Joseph Agunloye, Independent Filmmaker

            “Born in the USA?”: Richard Wright as Bigger Thomas’ Midwife, Candyman as his Distant “Cousin,”
            and Birth of a Nation’s Gus as their “Play” Uncle.
            Gerald Kendrick, University of Missouri, Columbia

            Fanon, Race and Post-Apocalyptic Landscapes
            Austin Allen, University of Colorado, Boulder




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                          Saturday, March 21, 2009
                                CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

     Section F   PANEL: THE POLITICS OF EDUCATION AND THE
     Roswell     LIBERATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE
                 Chair: Munashe Furusa, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 Education as a Means for Social Immobility in Caribbea iterature
                 Charmaine Renee Lang, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 The Role of African-Centered Education in the Development of a Positive So ial Identity
                 Sherica Bolden, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 Black & Brown Children Just Don't Get It: Compton Publ c School's Low Academic Achievement and
                 its Relationship to the Omission of African American and Chicano History and Culture
                 Kehli Faulkner, California State University, Dominguez Hills

                 The Freedom and Democracy Schools, K-12: A Five Year Report
                 Cecil C. Gray, Morgan State University

                                                    Section G
                                                     Roswell

                                    FILM PRESENTATION:
                     ‘PLAY, JANKUN PLAY’ – THE GARIFUNA WANARAGUA
                             RITUAL OF BELIZE—A DOCUMENTARY FILM


                                   NCBS AWARDS BANQUET
                                            8:00pm-12:00am
                                            Georgia Ballroom
                 Entertainment: Mausiki Scales and Common Collective




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