Daily Archives: March 29, 2008

Jeff, Spike & Shabazz for 40 Acres & a Mule!

uconnference-3.jpgUConn IAAS Director, Jeffrey Ogbar, Filmmaker Spike Lee, and Du Bois Department Chair, Amilcar Shabazz, at 3.29.08 postconference dinner

Lee was the Closing Keynote speaker for UConn’s national conference on the Harlem Renaissance. The conference explored the major ideas, people, and legacies of the period through a broad-based, interdisciplinary program that included scholars, artists, and cultural workers from across the US and beyond.


Several Du Bois Department Ph.D. students presented papers as well as Prof. Shabazz.

Allia Matta, Jason Hendrickson, McKinley Melton, and Zahra Caldwell presented on Saturday.