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CCICS & BUFI present Black History Month lecture featuring Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr

1/22/2020, noon | Updated on 1/22/2020, noon
As a kick-off to Black History Month—celebrated during the entire month of February—the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner Studies ...
Carter G. Woodson

CCICS & BUFI present Black History Month lecture featuring Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr

As a kick-off to Black History Month—celebrated during the entire month of February—the Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner Studies (CCICS) and the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) will co-sponsor the lecture, A Tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson & the Continuing Challenges of MisEducation, featuring Dr. Greg Kimathi Carr on Friday, January 31, 2020 in the Donn F. Bailey Legacy Hall on the campus of CCICS, 700 E. Oakwood Boulevard, at 7pm.

“The Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (NEIU) and the Black United Fund of Illinois (BUFI) have a longstanding partnership in educational and community programming,” stated Dr. Conrad Worrill, professor emeritus and retired CCICS director.

Worrill went on to say that CCICS director, Dr. Andrea Evans, and Carolyn Day, executive director of BUFI, are “excited to keep this partnership alive through the co-sponsorship of this historic Black History Month program.”

Carr is the chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University and 1st vice president of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. He represents a long line of scholar/activists and was mentored by late CCICS professors, Dr. Jacob H. Carruthers and Dr. Anderson Thompson.

Widely respected as the ‘Father of Black History,’ Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s profound tome, The Mis-Education of the Negro published in 1933, is considered one of the most significant books on Black self-empowerment. “Dr. Carter G. Woodson and his contributions to the study of African peoples’ contributions in the world remain an inspiration,” shared Worrill.

A Tribute to Dr. Carter G. Woodson & the Continuing Challenges of MisEducation is free and open to the public. For tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com. For additional information, contact Dr. Conrad Worrill, 773.592.2598.