Legacy Events

  1. Professor and Dept Head Jane Rhodes with 2018 Grace Holt Award recipients. From left to right: Jon-Tel Carter, Rasaan Booker, Prof. Jane Rhodes, Tauja Merriweather, and Regina Baker.
  2. Terrion Williamson, Assistant Prof of African American and African Studies, American Studies, and Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at University of Minnesota. Terrion Williamson was the 2018 Grace Holt keynote speaker/guest. Williamson received her BA in English and AAST from UIC and is a former Grace Holt award recipient.
  3. Zakkiyyah Najeebah, photographic artist, educator, and documentarian, speaking to attendees at the Legacy Luncheon. Najeebah is pursuing her BA in Art History and AAST at UIC.

The Grace Holt Legacy Events serve the purpose to engage our community of faculty, staff, students, and alumni with emerging scholars and pressing issues in African American Studies as well as provide a space for reconnection and networking. 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, law, and public policy. This was Grace Holt’s vision and we are committed to sustaining it even in challenging times.

The Grace Holt Luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 11am in the African-American Cultural Center. The Grace Holt Lecture will be held Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 3:30pm in the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

lecture information for 2019

The Grace Holt Lecture will be held Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 3:30pm in the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.

 

In honor of the founder of the department of the African American Studies: Grace Holt Celebration 2018, Lecture and Legacy Luncheon | March 14th-15th

The Grace Holt Luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 11am in the African-American Cultural Center.