CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pre-Conference Event
Frank Yerby Film Screening
9:00a.m.-7p.m.
Peters Campus Center
Frank Yerby House

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-10:30a.m.

Wednesday Chapel Services
Gilbert-Lambuth Chapel
11:00a.m.-12:00p.m.
Dr. Maryemma Graham, University of Kansas

Session I (Lunch Session)
12:30-1:50p.m.
Dr. Christopher Varlack, University of Maryland

Session II
2:00-4:00p.m.
Dr. Jimmy Carter, Frank Yerby: A Personal Reflection
Dr. Veronica Watson, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Session III
4:00-5:00p.m.
Frank Yerby Poetry Workshop: Reinterpreting Yerby
Conference Poet Laureate, Doris Wellington
Author, Poet, Lecturer, Independent Scholar
America University

Session IV
5:00-6:00 Paine College Undergraduate Presentations

Session V 6:00-7:00p.m.
Ms. Jameelah Jones, (Paine College Alumnus) Graduate student, University of Kansas

Session V 7:00-8:30p.m.
Frank Yerby’s The Foxes of Harrow Film Roundtable and Critique

Thursday, November 3, 2016 Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-9:00a.m. Session I 9:25-10:40a.m.

Precursors, Periods, and Postscripts: Critical Thought, Beliefs, Productions, and Activism before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance
Session Theme: Defining /Framing of the Modern Era, the Harlem Renaissance Era, and the Post-Renaissance Eras
Session II
10:50a.m.-12:05p.m.
Precursors, Periods, and Postscripts: Critical Thought, Beliefs, Productions, and Activism before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance Session Theme: Nineteenth Century and Early Twentieth Century Thinkers and Movements in the U.S. and Abroad

Session III (Lunch Session) 12:30-1:50p.m.
Dr. Stephanie Brown, Ohio State University

2:00-4:00p.m
African American Trolley Tour
Mr. Corey Rogers, Historian
Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History .

2:00-4:00p.m.
Visual Art Exhibition and Book Fair
Joseph Norman University of Georgia
2:00p.m. Artist Lecture
Frank Yerby House

4:00-5:00p.m.
Frank Yerby Poetry Workshop: Reinterpreting the Harlem Renaissance Poets
Conference Poet Laureate, Doris Wellington
Author, Poet, Lecturer, Independent Scholar America University

5:00-6:00p.m.
Daniel Black
Clark Atlanta College
Book Signing:The Coming

7:00-9:30p.m. Celebrate Community Special Event

Friday, November 4, 2016

Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30-8:45a.m.

Session I

9:00-9:50a.m. Precursors, Periods, and Postscripts: Critical Thought, Beliefs, Productions, and Activism before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance
Session Theme: Philosophy, Religious/Spiritual, Political, and Social Thought Regarding Freedom

Session II 10:10:50a.m.
Precursors, Periods, and Postscripts: Critical Thought, Beliefs, Productions, and Activism before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance Session Theme: Critics and Critiques of the Harlem Renaissance

Session III
11:00-11:50a.m.
Precursors, Periods, and Postscripts: Critical Thought, Beliefs, Productions, and Activism before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance Session Theme: Literatures of the Enslaved, Disenfranchised, and Oppressed

12:00-2:00p.m.
Luncheon and Closing Session
Keynote Speaker: Daniel Black Clark Atlanta University

All events held in Candler Memorial Library (Second floor, unless otherwise noted)