A Dream Deferred
by Langston Hughes
What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
African and African-American Studies Undergraduate Conference
Thursday, May 2, 2013
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Morey Hall Room 321, River Campus
The conference will feature undergraduate research studies in African and African-American Studies as well as a prize for the best undergraduate research paper in the broad area of African and African-American Studies. To encourage undergraduate research in African and African-American Studies, the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies will offer a $500 Prize for the best Research Paper in AAS.. We invite undergraduate papers from all disciplines which examine the broad area of African and African-American Studies. For more information and how to apply click here.
The Conference is free and open to the public. Further details can be retrieved by contacting Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies e-mail email@example.com.
9:45AM - Coffee and snacks available
10:10AM - Welcome Remarks: Cilas Kemedjio
10:15AM - Chizoba Umesi: “Race and Political Representation: Congressional Black and Hispanic Caucuses”
10:30AM - Ariana Valderrama: “Caucasian Storms Black America”
10:45AM - Enobong Okung: “The Flying Lula: Allegory and Symbolism in LeRoi Jones’ Dutchman”
11:00AM - BREAK
11:15AM - Adam Ondo: “Subsidence & Sea Level Rise: How Long Until Egypt is Underwater?”
11:30AM - Rebecca Baer: “Perspectives of Disability in Gowa, Malawi”
11:45AM - Marius Kothor: “Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Female Genital Cutting in Togo”
12:00PM - Audience Questions / Discussion
1:00PM - END
The Frederick Douglass Institute for
African & African-American Studies
302 Morey Hall
University of Rochester
P.O. Box 270440
Rochester, New York 14627-0440
Phone: (585) 276-5744
Fax: (585) 256-2594