Grace Holt Lecture

This has been a challenging academic year--a continued budget impasse in Springfield; a political climate that has caused distress for many students, staff and faculty; crises and conflict in and among Chicago's black communities; and the demise of several Black Studies programs throughout the state. We believe that training in African American Studies is critical for our students as they enter an increasingly tumultuous world, and that we provide an important companion to many professions ranging from health care, to business, to law, and public policy. This was Grace Holt's vision and we are committed to sustaining it even in challenging times.

This year's Grace Holt Celebration will be held March 14th-15th, 2018.

On March 14th, at 4:30 PM,
the Grace Holt Lecture will be held in the Hull House Resident Dining Room. Dr. Terrion L. Williamson will be presenting "Bring Out Your Dead: Black Women, Serial Murder, & Communal Praxis". The presentation will be followed by a discussion with audience members and a reception.

The Legacy Luncheon will be held March 15th at 12:30 PM at the African American Cultural Center. This is an opportunity for alumni and students to connect. We will also present this year's Grace Holt student awards at this event.





Please join the Department of African American Studies for their annual presentation of the Grace Holt Lecture. This year features independent scholar Dr. Michael E. Crutcher, Jr. who will be presenting "New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina." For more information, please view the event on our calendar.
Please join the Department of African American Studies for their annual presentation of the Grace Holt Lecture. This year features independent scholar Dr. Michael E. Crutcher, Jr. who will be presenting "New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina." For more information, please view the event on our calendar.
Please join the Department of African American Studies for their annual presentation of the Grace Holt Lecture. This year features independent scholar Dr. Michael E. Crutcher, Jr. who will be presenting "New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina." For more information, please view the event on our calendar.