Howard University Celebrates Ghana’s 50th Anniversary of Independence.
Armour J. Blackburn Center & Founders Library, Browsing Room
Howard University
Tuesday, March 6, 2007 - Wednesday 7, 2007



Program of Events

AFRICAN AMERICANS AND INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA

  • Gwendolyn Mikell
    Georgetown Univeristy
  • Sulayman Nyang
    Howard University
    A Return to the Source? From the OAU to the AU

    HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN GHANA
  • Falani Spivey
    Howard University
  • Calvin Hadley
    Howard University
  • Alysha English
    Howard University


    FORMAL OPENING CEREMONY
  • Eleanor Traylor
    Chair, Department of English, Howard University
  • H. Patrick Swygert
    President, Howard University
    Welcome and Reflections on His Days in Ghana
  • James Donaldson
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Howard Univeristy
    Introductory Remarks
  • Dr. Ali A. Mazuri
    Director, Institute Of Global Cultural Studies, Binghampton Univeristy, SUNY
    Keynote Address

    INDEPENDENCE AND BEYOND
  • J. Ayo Langley
    Howard University
    Ghanaian Public Intellectuals and Independence of Ghana: The Role of W.E.G (Kobina) Seyki, 1892-1956,
  • Kofi Kissi Dompere
    Howard University
    Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana and Africa
  • H.E. Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei
    Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana
    Remarks
  • Dr. Horace Dawson
    Director, Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center
    Former Ambassador to the
    Republic of Botswana
    Remarks

    PLENARY ADDRESS PANAFRICANISM REVISITED
    American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates in the Civil Rights Era
  • Dr. Kevin Gaines
    Director, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    AFRICAN AMERICANS IN GHANA
  • Kwaku Ofori-Ansa
    Howard University
    Cultural PanAfricanism
  • Monifa Love Asante
    Morgan State University
    Trailing Independence: Responding to Nkrumah and Armah
 
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