400 Years: African American Past and Presence
Forced Migrations. Deliberate Resistance. Ingenious Survival. Cultural Resilience.
Join us for a moving program to mark the close of the historic 400 year anniversary of the arrival of Africans in America. The program features a stirring exhibition of works by the internationally acclaimed artist L’Merchie Frazier, rituals of remembrance led by Sakena Young-Scaggs, PhD and a panel discussion that includes ASU faculty Lois Brown, PhD, Calvin Schermerhorn, PhD and Princess Crump, board president, George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.
Speakers and Panelists:
- L'Merchie Frazier - fiber artist and educator; director of education, Museum of African American History, Boston and Nantucket
- Lois Brown, PhD - director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy; ASU Foundation professor of English, Arizona State University
- Princess Crump - board president, George Washington Carver Museum & Cultural Center
- Sakena Young-Scaggs, PhD - honors faculty fellow, Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University
- Calvin Schermerhorn, PhD - professor of history, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Arizona State University