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African American studies scholar to speak at WMU

Feb. 23, 2011

KALAMAZOO--"African American History in the Age of Obama" is the title of a presentation Thursday, Feb. 24, on the campus of Western Michigan University in celebration of Black History Month.

Photo of Dr. Molefi Kete Asante.Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, professor of African American studies at Temple University, will speak from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Rooms 157 and 158 of the Bernhard Center. Refreshments will be served.

Asante, who founded the nation's first doctoral program in African American studies at Temple, is widely known for his series of books on Afrocentricity and has written 70 books on a wide variety of topics.

For more information, contact Dr. Mariam K. Deme, WMU assistant professor of Africana studies, at mariam.k.deme@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2643.

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