The second biennial Black Studies at UT conference kicks off tomorrow, Thursday, March 14th, at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. This year’s conference, organized around the theme Black Studies @ 50: 1968/1969, explores the legacy of the first Black Studies programs, including the Afro-American Studies and Research Center established at UT in 1969.
On-site registration begins at 2pm on Thursday. The opening keynote address, featuring award-winning author and MacArthur Fellow, Edwidge Danticat, begins at 6:30 pm. Please see the conference website for a full schedule of events.