Grand Valley State University
1 Campus Dr.
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
The Department of Classics and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and African American Studies will present a lecture, “The Origins of Black Classicism,” on Wednesday, February 6, at 4 p.m. in the Cook-DeWitt Center.
The lecture will be presented by Michele Valerie Ronnick, a professor of Classics at Wayne State University, and author of two books about William Sanders Scarborough, each with a forward by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. In conjunction with the lecture will be a photo exhibit, “Twelve Black Classicists,” featuring the images of 12 African American, Greek and Latin scholars who made groundbreaking achievements in education at the end of the Civil War. The photo exhibit is at The Red Wall Gallery on the first floor of Lake Ontario Hall, January 30 through February 28.