The Frederick Douglass Fall Symposium & Inaugural Celebration

By Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies

Saturday, September 25, 2021 10:00am to 7:00pm

755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626
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We Have Nothing to Lose But Our Chains: Black Study and its Futures

The symposium features some of the top scholars in the field discussing the trajectory of Black Studies within and outside the academy. 

Schedule for the two-day symposium 

Friday, September 24 

  • 1:00–3:00 p.m.         Keynote Roundtable – “The Futures of Black Study” Imani Perry, E. Patrick Johnson, Shanti Parikh, Rinaldo Walcott, Marlon Bailey
  • 4:00–5:30 p.m.         “Making Sweet Tea” Screening/Q&A w/ E. Patrick Johnson
  • 5:30p-6:45pm            Inaugural Reception

Saturday, September 25

  • 10:00–11:30 p.m.          Keynote Panel Discussion 1
    Alisha Lola Jones, Kwame Otu, Gabriel Peoples, Patrice Douglass
  • 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Keynote Panel Discussion 2
    Leonard McKinnis, Terence Wooten, N Fadeke Castor, Julius Fleming
  • 3:00 p.m.   Inaugural Frederick Douglass Lecture: Jeffrey Q. McCune, Jr

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