November 5-6, 2021

November 5-6, 2021

Confirmed Presenters 



Dr. Molefi Kete Asante

Temple University

Conceptualizer, Theory of Afrocentricity

Mrs. Val Gray Ward 

Baldwin Contemporary

BAM Dramatist &Founder

Kuumba Theatre, Chicago

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


2021-2022 Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Prof, African American Studies--U of Iowa

Professor of English--University of Missouri, Columbia

Conceptualizer, Africana Womanism & Establisher,  Till as Catalyst of the CRM

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

Creator of Kwanzaa

Founder of Kawaida Philosophy


Dr. Pamela D. Reed, Associate Professor

Languages & Literature