Each year, the ALST program invites nationally recognized thinkers, activists, and writers to speak on issues of race, oppression, and resistance. We ask students to attend and challenge them to critically analyze what they hear in relation to what they learn in the classroom.

Previous Speakers

Speaker: Professor Dianne Stewart

Title: “The Nationality There is Methodist: The Black Church in America and Other Africana Religious Structures of Nation-building

Speaker: Professor Ada Ferrer

Title: “Aponte’s Vision: Toward Hemispheric Histories of Black Anti-Slavery”

Speaker: Professor Lawrence Hill

Title: “The Book of Negroes: Fiction and the American Revolution”

Speaker: Professor Robert Trent Vinson

Title: “Which Walk to Freedom?” W.E.B. Du Bois, Marcus Garvey, and the Promise and Peril of Pan-Africanism in Twentieth-Century South Africa