The Conference on the Black Experience Presents the COBE Series

Posted by painewebmaster | 02/4/2014 12:09 PM

The Committee on the Conference on the Black Experience will host a series of events during the month of February.  The purpose of these events are to provide multiple opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to engage in dialogues about increasing college student involvement in celebrating Black history month and encouraging students to engage in cultural awareness events throughout the entire year.  These events include faculty and student lead book talks, movie reviews and analysis, panel discussions, and think tanks.  All events aligns with Association for the Study of African America life and history annual theme for 2013:

At the Crossroads of Freedom and Equality: The Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington.

The COBE Series will begin with an opening address by Dr. Greg Carr on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at 11:00 am in Candler Memorial Library Ballroom.  Later, Dr. Carr will engage with faculty during the first COBE faculty professional development series at 3:00 p.m.  This session will also be held in the Candler Memorial Library Ballroom.

Dr. Carr is an Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and Adjunct Faculty at the Howard School of Law. Dr. Carr designed the curriculum framework for Philadelphia’s mandatory high school African American History course and co-founded Philadelphia Freedom Schools, a community-based academic initiative that has involved over 13,000 K-12 students. Dr. Carr's publications have appeared in, among other places, The African American Studies Reader, Socialism and Democracy, Africana Studies, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, The National Urban League’s 2012 State of Black America and Malcolm X: A Historical Reader. He is the First Vice President of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations and a former member of the board of the National Council?for Black Studies Dr. Carr has been named Professor of the Year three times by Howard student organizations and has led or co-led student study courses in South Africa and/or Egypt six times. He has represented Howard University as a faculty expert in The New York Times, Washington Post, Le Monde, USA Today, MSNBC, National Public Radio, BBC America, C-SPAN, MTVu, Voice of America, the Tavis Smiley Show, The Dianne Rheim Show, Diverse Magazine and CNN, as well as a range of local radio, television and internet media outlets. Dr. Carr blogs at and can be reached at and/or on Twitter at @AfricanaCarr.

The COBE series will also include a series of events throughout the month of February.  The culminating events are the Sankofa Youth Summit on Feb. 22, 2014 and a campus wide Community Service Initiative on February 28, 2014.  Please see the schedule of events below. Please address all questions to Drs. LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis or Dr. Lawanda Cummings at