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Event: Director in West Africa
Date: May 31st to June 14th, 2006
Place: Nigeria, Cameroon and Ghana
Nigeria: University of Ibadan, University of Ife and University of Lagos
  Cameroon: University of Buea
  Ghana: University of Cape Coast
Event: Black Faculty Caucus
Date: June 16th, 2006
Place: Zion Baptist Church, Marietta, GA
Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
  An annual event in which the BFC and community leaders look at the year in review and fellowship.
Event: International James Baldwin Society Book Club
Sponsor: CETL House
Facilitator: Dr. Francine Allen and Debe Yow
Date: September 14th, October 27th and November 17th 2006
Place: CETL House
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30pm
Event: Book signing by James Pascal & Dr. Mae Kendall
Date: Rescheduled - TBD
Event: Gender and Women's Studies Interest Group
Date: November 14th , 2006
Place: CETL House
Event: International Writers Series
Speaker: Regina Yaou (Côte d'Ivoire)
Date: November 13th - November 14th, 2006
Place: Kennesaw State University, Department of Foreign Languages
  For additional information on Regina Yaou please visit
  Ms. Yaou's Itinerary while on KSU campus can be viewed at
  Event Photos
Event: Diversity Conference
Date: April 12 th, 2007
Place: Kennesaw State University
Event: Year of Kenya Conference
Date: March 22nd - 24th, 2007
Place: KSU Campus
Event: College Language Association Conference
Date: April 18th - 21st, 2007
Place: Miami, Florida
Event: International Seminar on James Baldwin
Title: James Baldwin and The African American Diaspora in France
Date: May 7th - May 23rd , 2007*
Place: St. Paul-De-Vence, Paris, France
2009 Events
Anti-racism Activist (Tim Wise)
Date: September, 9, 2009
Place: KSU Student Center University Rooms
Time: 12:30PM


James Baldwin in Turkey Exhibit and Lecture Exhibit Information
Date: March 15 - June 30, 2009
Place: Institute for Global Initiatives Gallery
Event: Lecture Information
Date: March 26, 2009
Place: Social Science Building Room 1021
Event: James Baldwin Conference
Date: March 19-21,2009
Place: Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts
Presenters: Dr. Rosa Bobia Army Lester, Oral Moses and Ardith Peters
Title: The International James Baldwin Society: History and Teaching Practices
Abstract of each Presenter:
  1. Dr. Rosa Bobia will talk about the creation of James Baldwin Society, building its membership, outreach and potential, and the effects on contemporary issues of race and identity.
  2. Dr. Oral Moses will share Go Tell It On the Mountain andThe Amen Corner to create and develop a syllabus to teach a music course entitled “Survey of African and African American Music.”
  3. Dr. Army Lester and Dr. Ardith Peters use The Evidence of Things Not Seen in their lecture classes.


2010 Events

Event:The Long Road to Glory: The Witness of Women Preachers
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010. 2:00pm, University Hall A-D
Click Here for more details.

Event:Early American Newspapers & The African American Experience
Click Here to View the Exhibit (Special Credit to : Rita Impey-Imes)
Date: Exhitbit opens January 20, 2010 at 2:00pm
End Date: February 26, 2010
"Come and experience the historical environment of those who have experienced a lifetime of struggle and unrequited hope. Let the Fredrick Douglass Papers (1854), The Daily Georgian (1839), and other early American newspapers take you on a journey to relive the most controversial issues in U.S. history, U.S. society, slavery. [Read the timely article in the MASSACHUSSETTS CENTINEL (1788)on] who is fit to be the president of the United States.”
Dr. Charmayne Patterson Comments:
The Caads Exhibit “The Coverage of Slavery in Early American Newspapers” was an invaluable resource for my African American History Course. As we studied the life and work of Frederick Douglass and other abolitionists, having access to antislavery newspapers and other documents from the era enhanced students’ understanding of both the period and its personalities. Through the exhibit, slavery was no longer theoretical and abstract but real and personal. Thanks to the Center for African and African Diaspora Studies for helping students to make that connection and bring African American history to life!  


* Proposed Date
For more information on upcoming events contact:
Dr. Rosa Bobia
Phone: 770-797-2216
Fax: 770-499-3430













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