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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
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.
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