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Convener, Westchester Community College Great Books Forum, Spring 2012
“Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Chicago Renaissance”

. God Sends Sunday by Arna Bontemps, Thursday, February 16

. Uncle Tom’s Children by Richard Wright, Thursday, March 22

. Blood on the Forge by William Attaway, Thursday, April 19

All discussions @ 6-8:30 pm, Westchester Community College,
Gateway Center 131

Co-director, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute
"The Role of Place in African American Biography"

June 13 to July 9, 2011

The Institute brought college faculty from across the country together at Williams College and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts to study with such distinguished visiting scholars as Charles Dew, Gary Nash, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Amritjit Singh, and Deborah Willis.

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts - MCLA site announcing the Summer Institute:

NEH Summer Institute site with great information and resources:

Co-curator, "Convergence: Jewish and African American Artists in
Depression-era Chicago"

Art Exhibition at the Koehnline Museum of Art in Desplaines, Illinois
February 7 to March 28, 2008

Shortly before it closed, I met at the museum with one of the artists, Margaret Burroughs, the sons of sculptor Marion Perkins, and the grandson of graphic artist Todros Geller to create a video record of the event that is shown below.