Cultural-Studies Scholar to Give First Luther P. Jackson Memorial
Lecture at U.Va. on Feb. 12
29, 1999 -- Ali A. Mazrui, an internationally-known
African scholar, will give the first Luther P. Jackson Memorial
Lecture at the University of Virginia on Friday, Feb. 12, at 3:30
p.m. in Minor Hall Room 125.
who is the Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and director
of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at the State University
at New York - Binghamton, will discuss "Four Ethical Revolutions
of the Twentieth Century: African-American and African Experiences."
He is also the Albert Luthuli Professor-at-Large at the University
of Jos in Nigeria and Senior Scholar in African Studies at Cornell.
a Kenyan, is vice president of the Royal African Society in London,
an honorary Fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences, and
member of the College of Fellows of the International Association
of Middle Eastern Studies. Author of more than 20 books, he helped
create the PBS series "The African: A Triple Heritage" and consults
on issues including constitutional change, educational reform and
Porter Jackson, one of the foremost black historians in the United
States, was born in 1892 in Lexington, Ky. The author of five books
on blacks in Virginia, Jackson was chairman of the history department
at Virginia State University from 1922 until his death in 1950.
Luther P. Jackson Cultural Center at U.Va. houses special programs
and other activities sponsored by the Office of African-American
event, which is free and open to the public, is a part of U.Va.'s
African American History month activities.
Office of African-American Affairs, (804) 924-7923.