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Stockton College Africana Studies Program Presents Fannie Lou Hamer Living Legacy Project

Black Classic Book Series Planned in Conjunction with Atlantic City’s 150th Anniversary Committee


For Immediate Release  

Friday, January 21, 2005

Contact:   Tim Kelly

                  Stockton Public Relations

                  (609) 652-4950


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey’s Africana Studies Program, in conjunction with the City of Atlantic City’s 150th Anniversary Committee, has planned a free “communiversity” course on the classic works of African American authors.


“We are offering folks an opportunity to engage in shared dialogue on these great books,” said Professor Pat Reid-Merritt, Program Coordinator for Africana Studies at Stockton. “In addition to focusing attention on the significance of the work, participants will have the opportunity to share their knowledge of the authors and the impact that these classic readings have had on their understanding of the Black experience in America.”


The sessions promise to be an enjoyable, intellectually stimulating experience.  The events are free and open to the public.


Thursday, February 10th, 6:00 p.m.         Dr. Beverly Vaughn
The Souls of Black Folks, W.E.B. DuBois    

Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City – Lecture Hall


Friday, February 18th, 6:00 p.m.           Dr. Melakeu Lakew
Why We Can't Wait, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King          

Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City – Lecture Hall

Thursday, February 24th, 6:00 p.m.         Professor Adele Beverly

Autobiography of Malcolm X, Alex Haley  

Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City – Lecture Hall



Monday, February 28th, 10:30 a.m.          Dr. Pat Reid-Merritt

Miseducation of the Negro, Carter G. Woodson  

Oasis Program at the Atlantic City Free Public Library

Thursday, March 3rd, 6:00 p.m.             Dr. Donnetrice Allison
Ain't I a Woman, bell hooks 

Carnegie Library Center in Atlantic City – Lecture Hall         



Free books will be provided to members of the community interested in participating.


The project has been funded by the National Council for Black Studies/National Black United Fund Federated Charities.  A reception/orientation will be held on Thursday, February 3, 6 p.m. in the Carnegie Center, corner Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., and Pacific Ave., Atlantic City.  The public is invited.


For more information contact Dr. Patricia Reid-Merritt, (609) 652-4609 or