Release Date: Feb. 18, 2011
ASU Multicultural Center Hosting Black History Presentation
Angelo State University’s Multicultural Center will host a special presentation titled “From Negritude to the N’-word: Perspectives on Black Identity” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.
Dr. Randolph Peters from the ASU Modern Languages Department will headline the event that will run from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 110/111 of the University Center. Peters’ presentation is open free to the public and refreshments will be provided.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has declared 2011 to be the International Year for People of African Descent. Peters’ presentation will provide timely focus on one of the foundational elements in the construction of Black identities globally, known as negritude, tracing its evolution from birth in 1930s Paris to current issues surrounding it in the U.S.
For more information, call the ASU Multicultural Center at 942-2729.