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

Panel 1: AFRICAN AMERICANS AND INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS IN AFRICA
(Founders Library, Browsing Room)

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

    Panel 2: HOWARD UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN GHANA
    (Founders Library, Browsing Room)
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  • Eleanor Traylor
    Master of Ceremonies
    Chair, Department of English
    Howard University
  • H. Patrick Swygert
    Welcome and Reflections on his Days in Ghana
    President,Howard University
  • James Donaldson
    Introductory Remarks
    Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
    Howard Univeristy
  • Dr. Ali A. Mazuri
    Keynote Address
    Director, Institute Of Global Cultural Studies
    Binghampton Univeristy, SUNY


    Panel 3: INDEPENDENCE AND BEYOND
    (Blackburn Center, Auditorium)
  • J. Ayo Langley
    Ghanaian Public Intellectuals and Independence of Ghana:
    The Role of W.E.G (Kobina) Seyki, 1892-1956
    Howard University
  • Kofi Kissi Dompere
    Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana and Africa
    Howard University

    ( Blackburn Center, Hilltop Lounge )
  • H.E. Dr. Kwame Bawuah-Edusei
    Remarks
    Ambassador of the Republic of Ghana
  • Dr. Horace Dawson
    Remarks
    Former Ambassador to the Republic of Botswana

    PLENARY ADDRESS PANAFRICANISM REVISITED
    American Africans in Ghana: Black Expatriates in the Civil Rights Era

    (Founders Library, Browsing Room)
  • Dr. Kevin Gaines
    Director, Center for Afroamerican and African Studies
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Panel 4: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN GHANA
    (Founders Library, Browsing Room)

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

 
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