Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map
The Voice of the Black Community
My business story

We’re in the business of telling the Queen City story with an African-American perspective.www.thecharlottepost.com

Posted by The Charlotte Post on Monday, March 7, 2016

News

Honor for Africana studies founder
 
Published Thursday, September 25, 2008
by Herbert L. White

UNC Charlotte is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Africana studies department  with its founding chair delivering the keynote address.


Bertha Maxwell Roddey, who helped launch the program in 1968 and later co-founded the Afro-American Cultural Center, will speak Sept. 26 at 4 p.m. at Storrs Building on campus. Her topic will be “Africana Studies: Past Present and Future.”


The ceremony is the first in a series of year-long celebrations  of the former black studies department at UNCC. Roddey’s lecture will be followed by a reception and parking is free on campus after 3 p.m. An alumni forum is also scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Rowe Arts Building and lunch at the Kappa House on campus at 12 p.m.


“Dr. Roddey’s accomplishments in our community and on the national scene are vast,” Africana studies chair Akin Ogundiran wrote in an e-mail to supporters. “Her contribution in guiding our department into maturity is a legacy that we are very proud to celebrate.”


UNCC will present Roddey the Distinguished African Award, and a lecture series will bear her name.


At 8 p.m., the Afro Center will honor Maxwell-Roddey with  “An intimate gathering of Bertha’s Village: Past, Present & Future.” The gathering is at the AACC campus at 401 North Myers St.

Comments

Leave a Comment


Send this page to a friend

Tbdress Men's Outerwears Up to 80% OFF, Buy Now!

Upcoming Events

read all
4

Beyond Rubiks Cube: Can You Cube?

Discovery Place looking for Rubik’s Cube

5

Legal Seminar: One Day, Many Solutions

The Charlotte office of the labor and employment

5

Images N Sound: Slam Poetry and Beethoven on May 22

The Charlotte Civic Orchestra presents Images N

Latest News

read all

PDL Eagles sign five John Brown University players

3 midfielders, 2 defenders added to roster

CIAA to keep offices, basketball tourney in Charlotte despite HB2

Inclusion initiative launched with NCAA

Mixed reaction to black comic's N-word joke about President Obama

Expletive at White House Correspondents’ Dinner