in Black Leadership
Annual Series Features Amiri Baraka And Vernon Jordan
September 6, 2002--
The Explorations in Black Leadership fall 2002 series at
the University of Virginia will include talks by civil rights activists,
authors and business leaders.
by U.Va.’s Institute for Public History and the Darden School
of Graduate Business Administration, the aim of the three-year-old
project is to preserve lessons in leadership for future generations.
Julian Bond, a U.Va. history professor, is scheduled to introduce
series of four University-wide public discussions will begin Tuesday,
Sept. 24. All are free and open to the public.
series schedule includes:
Baraka, playwright and poet. A revolutionary activist during the
1960s, Baraka became nationally prominent after the production
of his award-winning play, “Dutchman.” Although he
retired in 1999, after 20 years of teaching in the Department
of Africana Studies at SUNY-Stony Brook, he continues to write
and publish, and frequently speaks at colleges and universities.
Sept. 24, 8 p.m., The Rotunda.
Jordan, civil rights activist, attorney and political insider.
With Annette Gordon-Reed, author and associate professor at New
York University Law School. Jordan is a former president of the
National Urban League and former executive director of the United
Negro College Fund. Considered one of the most powerful lawyers
in America, Jordan has long been a Washington power broker and
served as an adviser to former President Bill Clinton.
reading Gordon-Reed’s acclaimed book, “Sally Hemings
and Thomas Jefferson: An American Controversy,” Jordan asked
her to write the story of his life. Gordon-Reed will introduce Jordan
and talk about how she approached the writing of “Vernon Can
Read.” Oct. 9, 8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall.
Lucius Theus, retired Air Force major general and one of the Tuskegee
Airmen, an elite group of 450 black pilots. Theus retired from
the Air Force in 1979 as director of accounting and finance and
currently is director of Civic Affairs for Allied Corp. Oct. 29,
8 p.m., The Rotunda.
T. (Ted) Childs, child and family advocate. As a young man, Childs
was assistant to Benjamin Hooks, former NAACP director. More recently
he was an adviser to the White House Working Group on Child Care.
Childs is vice president for Workforce Diversity at IBM. Nov.
12, 8 p.m., The Rotunda.
more information, call Liam Buckley at the Institute for Public
History at (434) 924-6945.
contact: Katherine Jackson, (434) 924-3629