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Black History Month Symposium

  • 16 Feb 2013
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Virginia State University Gateway Dining and Events Center
Join in the dialogue as experts discuss the 150th anniversaryof the Emancipation Proclamation and the 50th anniversaryof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on Washington.Dr. Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond,will moderate two panel discussions.

Panelists include:• Herbert Coulton, civil-rights activist• Emmanuel Dabney, interpretive ranger,Petersburg National Battlefield• Dr. Lucious Edwards, professor of history and universityarchivist, Virginia State University• Dr. Lauranett Lee, curator of African-American history,Virginia Historical Society• Dr. Edna Greene Medford, professor of history,Howard University• Dr. Grady Powell, former pastor, Gillfield Baptist Church

This is a free event. Lunch will be provided.To register, email or call 804-318-8181 by Feb. 11.For more information, click here.This event is a partnership between Virginia State University, the ChesterfieldHistorical Society of Virginia, and the Chesterfield County Black History Monthand Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War committees.
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