Hudson Symposium

Herman C. Hudson symposium

The Herman C. Hudson Symposium memorializes our department‘s founder, who started the department in 1970, serving as its chair. Today, the symposium strives to represent and integrate the insights of students and faculty from multiple disciplines engaged in scholarship on the African diaspora.

The symposium is produced by the graduate students in AAADS who, in keeping with the long tradition of student activism and involvement in creating ground-breaking research and movements, work throughout the year to select papers that not only honor the multiple traditions from which Black Studies was born, but also those that expand and challenge the field itself. The end result is a space, a community, in which interdisciplinary, interracial, and intercultural dialogues occur, and where the vision of Herman C. Hudson is re-imagined and deepened. 

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