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African American Studies 50th Anniversary Celebration

October 28, 2021
Hilton Garden Inn, Iowa City, IA

African American Studies at the University of Iowa is celebrating 50 years on the UI campus. We had to postpone the event last fall because of COVID. Please plan to share this important occasion with us this fall. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for the AAS Darwin Turner Endowment. A portion of the luncheon will be a tax-deductible donation and/or you can make a specific (additional) donation toward the goal.

Celebration Schedule – Thursday, October 28th

9:30- 11am UI AAS History Panel

11-12:30pm UI AAS Alumni & Current Student Panel

12:40-2:20pm AAS Darwin Turner Endowment Fundraising Luncheon

2:30- 4pm UI AAS Faculty Research Panel


Ida Beam Keynote Speakers

Dr. Amilcar Shabazz, President National Council of Black Studies (NCBS)

University of Massachusetts - Amherst Wednesday, October 27th 7pm (Shambaugh)

Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems, Author Africana Womanism (Ph.D. UI 1988)

University of Missouri - Columbia Friday October 29th 7pm (Shambaugh)


Reserve your room today at the Hilton Garden Inn ($119)


Purchase your AAS Darwin Turner Fundraising luncheon tickets today $50 ($20 lunch/$30 donation)

This information will be sent in August.


Slide Show: What can you do with a degree in African American Studies?

If you have a degree in African American Studies, we want you to be part of our AAS slide show for the celebration. Send a photo and bio that includes degree received and year graduated, along with your occupation and other achievements. Deadline September 30, 2021.