Dept. of African American Studies Celebrates 40th Anniversary

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2009 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Department of African American Studies. In 1969, Dr. James Arthur Miller, now a professor of English and chair of American Studies at George Washington University, became the first director of the Black Studies Program at UB while a doctoral student in the English Department. Dr. Miller will join UB faculty, staff, students, and local UB alumni to share his experience building the Black Studies Program as a student, with students, as well as demonstrate the continued necessity for Black Studies programs today. Light refreshments will be provided prior to the event and an open question-and-answer session will follow.

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