Cornell University, Ithaca
The Black Studies Paradigm: Education and Culture
James Turner, Project Director
The symposium The Black Studies Paradigm: Education and Culture was sponsored by Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research Center and explored the development of a mode of interpretation with the field of Black studies over the past decade and a half. Poet Gwendolyn Brooks and writer James Baldwin read from their work of the past two decades and discussed the Black studies movement’s influence on their writing. Other topics included the “Black Studies Movement in Historical Perspective,” presented by John Henrick Clarke, as well as panels on the impact of Black studies in education and the community.