2019 marks the 400th anniversary of the recorded history of Black people in America. Brown School Associate Professor Jack Kirkland has launched “Blacks in America: 400 Years Plus,” a trilogy of events to commemorate and explore this milestone in American culture.

Civil Rights: Past and Present
University Libraries’ Mary Curtis Horowitz Lecture for Civic Engagement and Social Policy

June 2, 2019

The second installment, “Civil Rights: Past and Present,” took place Sunday, June 2 at Graham Chapel on Washington University’s campus. The Honorable Cornell W. Brooks, was featured the keynote speaker. The event also featured Julieanna Richardson, the founder of HistoryMakers, the Missouri AME Conference Choir, and Better Family Life’s K.Y.P.E. dance troupe.

Event Recording:

Black Struggle, Resiliency, and Hope for the Future

February 10, 2019

The first installment, “Black Struggle, Resiliency, and Hope for the Future,” took place Sunday, February 10 at Graham Chapel on Washington University’s campus. The Honorable Wesley Bell, St. Louis County Prosecutor, was featured the keynote speaker. The event also featured Lynne Johnson, president and founder of the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation, the Missouri AME Conference Choir, and Better Family Life’s K.Y.P.E. dance troupe.

Event Recording:

To download the event program, click here.

For full articles on the event, see below:

Washington University’s the Source

St. Louis Post Dispatch