Rowan Hosts Prominent Speaker on African American History

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The Office of African American Studies at Rowan University will host noted speaker, educator, consultant and specialist in African American history Dr. Howard Dodson for a lecture and book signing on

The Office of African American Studies at Rowan University will host noted speaker, educator, consultant and specialist in African American history Dr. Howard Dodson for a lecture and book signing on Monday, November 17.

Dodson is the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library and a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's Slave Project.

The lecture is titled <+>New Perspectives on the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery in the Americas<+> and will be held in the Eynon Ballroom in the Student Center from 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. At 4:30 p.m. in the Campbell Library, there will be a reception and book signing with commentary on the focus and development of Dodson's recent publication, <+>Jubilee-The Emergence of African American Culture.<+>

Dodson has occupied his position at the Schomburg Center since 1984. Under his leadership, the center has developed into the world's most comprehensive public research library devoted exclusively to documenting and interpreting African history and culture.

In addition to his position at the Schomburg Center, Dodson has extensive teaching experience at universities, including California State at Haywood, Emory, Shaw and Columbia.

He has worked as a consultant in the Office of the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, served as the executive director of the Institute of the Black World, and worked as both a volunteer and staff member for the Peace Corps.
Dodson also has been a consultant for a wide variety of organizations including the Congressional Black Caucus, Atlanta University, the Library of Congress and the U.S. Department of Education.

He has published articles and essays in newspapers, exhibition catalogs, and professional journals.

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