Title















Site Registration | FInd a Copy | Event Calendar | Site Map | Search the Site
The Voice of the Black Community

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

Upcoming Events

read all
20

Aerial & Dance Intensive (ages 13+)

All levels of experience welcome.Classes in

31

Coastal Athletics Summer Camp

Join us at Coastal Athletics for our various

31

Youthquake 2015

Nine weeks of Christian curriculum lots of fun

Latest News

read all

My Brother's Keeper forum on education

Charlotte conference at Friendship Baptist Church

Mooney on Cosby: He lacks the ‘protection’

Standup comic trashes treatment of peer

Fat loss myths debunked

The truth about exercise and diet