The Center for African American Studies, one of the oldest centers at Wesleyan University,  is committed to providing engaging programming that enriches the intellectual life of the campus and the Middletown community. Center events,  initiatives and collaborations bring faculty, students, staff, alumni, and community partners together and support transformative discussions and interactions. We invite you to join us.

22nd Center for African American Studies Annual Distinguished Lecture
Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge

Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Professor of Black American Studies and History, University of Delaware  

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM 
Center for African-American Studies, Vanguard Lounge
This event is free and open to the Wesleyan and Middletown communities and will feature light refreshments and a book signing.


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