Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lincoln University Hosts Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference [Friday, September 16 through Monday, September 19, 2016]

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. – Lincoln University - University City will host the Fourth Biennial Kwame Nkrumah International Conference “Reinvigorating the Pan-African Intelligentsia: Developing organizations and institutions committed to serving African People.” The conference namesake, who would become Ghana’s first president, graduated from Lincoln in 1939 where he also received an honorary degree in 1951. The conference, which was organized jointly with Lincoln; Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi, Ghana; Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada; and Molefi Kefe Asante Institute in Philadelphia, includes a free Pan-African film festival, plenary sessions, musical performances, networking mixers, and a tour excursion to Lincoln University’s main campus. For full schedule and registration, visit:

Presenters:   Toyin Falola, Ph.D., author and Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and University Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin and Kluge Chair of the Countries and Culture of the South, Library of Congress; Molefi Kete Asante, Ph.D., author and chair and professor, Department of African American Studies, Temple University; Ama Biney, Ph.D., educator and author, “The Political and Social Thought of Kwame Ture;” Ama Mazama, Ph.D.,  associate professor and director  of the Graduate Programs of the Department of African American Studies, Temple University and managing editor of the “Journal of Black Studies;” Kofi Lomotey, Ph.D., scholar, educator, and editor of the “SAGE Encyclopedia of African American Education” as well as the secretary-treasurer of the Council of Independent Black Institutions; D. Zizwe Poe, Ph.D., social scientist, historian and professor, History, Political Science, Philosophy and Religion, Lincoln University.

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