Topic: Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center
Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University will celebrate Homecoming 2012 with the theme, “True Colors.”
Homecoming is October 24th-27th. Here is a list of events planned as part of the week long celebration. Many of the events are open to the public.
Some of the events include a Student Talent Show, Golf Tournament, Alumni Receptions, 5K Run, Homecoming Parade, Homecoming Football game and so much more.
Clarksville, TN – In the early 20th century, some of the country’s leading African American writers – including Zora Neale Hurston, Countee Cullen, Langston Hughes and Claude McKay – found a home for their works in the influential journal, “The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races.”
The magazine’s long-serving editor, W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African-American Ph.D. graduate of Harvard University, championed these writers, ushering in that pivotal period in American literature known as the Harlem Renaissance. But what many people don’t realize is that the literary movement was born out of the strained relationships between these writers, Du Bois and the journal’s white benefactors. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – The Felix G. Woodward Library at Austin Peay State University has been selected as one of 200 libraries in the U.S. to host a traveling panel exhibition created and funded by the National Constitution Center, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association.
Using the U.S. Constitution as its cohesive thread, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” offers a fresh and innovative perspective on the Civil War that brings into focus the constitutional crises at the heart of this great conflict. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Faculty and staff members at Austin Peay State University recently achieved various accomplishments for their professional and scholarly work.
Dr. Najmul Abedin, professor of public management, was designated Highly Commended Award Winner by the Emerald Group Publishing Limited in England for his article, titled “The ombudsman in developing democracies: The commonwealth Caribbean experience” published in the 2010 edition of International Journal of Public Sector Management. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – Two Austin Peay State University track and field athletes recently were honored for their leadership efforts at the recent Hattie Walker Wilhoite Recognition Program for APSU African American Women as part of Women’s History Month.
Courtney Jordan, a senior who specializes in the respective throws for the Lady Govs track team, and Ashley Carson, a sophomore sprinter and hurdler, were recognized at the annual dinner sponsored by The Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center to recognize the African American female faculty/staff for their years of service at APSU and the exceptional work of African American female student leaders.
Clarksville, TN – In observance of Women’s History Month, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at Austin Peay State University will hold the annual Purses and Pleasantries event this month.
This year, women are encouraged to donate up to five new or slightly used purses, as well as business attire, from March 7th-18th.
The purses then will be on display in the African American Cultural Center, located in the Clement Building on the main campus, for a silent auction beginning March 21st and ending March 29th. Anyone may make bids on the purses that interest them. «Read the rest of this article»
Clarksville, TN – As part of the celebration for the 20-year anniversary of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center (AACC) at Austin Peay State University, a performance by the Fisk Jubilee Singers will be at 7:30pm, Saturday, January 29th in the Music/Mass Communication Building Concert Hall.
The concert is a collaboration between the AACC and the Clarksville Community Concert Association.
The public is invited to attend the performance. To purchase tickets, go to www.clarksvillemusic.org/.
Clarksville, TN – The Fisk Jubilee Singers will be performing as part of the Clarksville Community Concert Association’s Community Concert Series on Saturday January 29th at 7:30pm.
This concert will be the Fisk Jubilee Singers first performance in Clarksville, TN during their 140 year history.The historic group has been touring the world since 1871 singing slave songs (what is now known as Negro spirituals). They have consistently broken racial barriers in the United states and Europe.
Clarksville, TN – Nearly two decades ago, the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center opened at Austin Peay State University, with the author of “Roots,” Alex Haley, speaking as part of opening ceremonies.
At that time, in early 1991, the African American Cultural Center (AACC) was the answer to the frequently expressed wish among many on campus to have a special place for African-American students and faculty to focus on their contributions to the culture and heritage in the U.S.
That is still the case today, 20 years later. Although the center was operational in 1991, it did not bear its official name until November 1992, when it was named in honor of Daniel, the first black student to enroll at the former Austin Peay State College when the institution was still an all-white school. For the college, the end of segregation ended in 1956 when Daniel applied to the graduate school and was admitted. He received a Master of Arts in Education in 1957.
The APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts together with the Wilbur N. Daniels African American Cultural Center brought in the incredibly talented Poet Afaa Michael Weaver to do a reading at Austin Peay State University on Monday.
The reading was originally scheduled for February 1st 2010 to coincide with Black History month, but was snowed out. It was rescheduled it for the month of April, which luckily is National Poetry month.
Around 25 people gathered in room 303 in the Morgan University Center to hear Afaa Weaver read from his myriad of works. We were a mixed bunch, students, faculty, and the general public. The ages of the attendees ranged from young to the white haired crowd. But everyone had something in common, the love of Poetry and the desire to hear it spoken by the author who wrote it.
Hearing an author read their work be it fiction, or poetry; is always a special occasion. The author paints a scene using his words in much the same way as a painter does with his brush, and the resulting imagery is just as vivid.«Read the rest of this article»
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