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Asante on the power of language: an Afrocentric perspective

Molefi Asante, founder of the theory of Afrocentricity, will present “The Power of Language: An Afrocentric Perspective” at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in Hall Auditorium. His talk is part of the Center for American and World Cultures (CAWC) lecture series on “The Power of Language.”

Professor and former chair of the department of African-American studies at Temple University, Asante was named “one of the most influential leaders in the last 15 years” by Black Issues in Higher Education. Known for creating the discipline of African-American studies - he created the first doctoral program in that discipline in 1987 at Temple - he is also founding editor of the Journal of Black Studies (1969).

Asante is author or editor of 62 books, among the most recent of which is Race, Rhetoric and Identity: The Architecton of Soul (2005). He is the recipient of nearly 100 awards, including his induction last year into the Literary Hall of Fame for Writers of African Descent at the Gwendolyn Brooks Center at Chicago State University.

His talk is co-sponsored by the CAWC and Miami Hamilton. Free tickets are available at the box office in the Shriver Center. For more information, call 9-8309.

Asante will also speak at a symposium on “The State of Black Studies” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami Hamilton.

Date Published: 10/20/2005
Volume: 25   Number: 12

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