Temple University Department of Africology and African American Studies presents the 14th Annual Underground Railroad & Black History Conference. Featuring distinguished speakers:
Judith Giesberg is professor of History at Villanova University. She is the book reviews editor for The Journal of the Civil War Era and is the author of four books on the Civil War.
Quito Swan is a professor of History at Howard University. His research is based upon transnational Black protest and liberation struggles, Garveyism and the UNIA, Pan-African Movements, and Black Power in the Caribbean.
Timothy Welbeck, Esq. is a professor within Temple's African American Studies Department. He teaches a popular course in Hip Hop, in addition to “Mass Media and Black Community”; “Legal Issues”; and “Rap, Culture and Society.” He has been on National Public Radio and contributed many articles to The Philadelphia Inquirer and Huffington Post.
Amy Cohen is an educator at Masterman School in Philadelphia. She is the Director of Education at History Making Productions, creating educational materials on Philadelphia history. Her book on Major Catto is forthcoming.
Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. and this conference is free and open to all! Students receive extra credit!