Dr. Stephanie Y. Evans, AWH Department and Panel Chair
In January 2012, Clark Atlanta University launched the W. E. B. Du Bois Legacy Project with a year-long major works reading seminar. As the 40 online videos demonstrate, our CAU Du Bois Seminars built on decades of campus panels and meetings honoring Dr. Du Bois’s 23 years of scholarly leadership. In February 2013 CAU commemorated the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Du Bois’s passing by hosting the largest international gathering of Du Boisian scholars to date. On Friday, February 21, 2014, Dr. Stephanie Evans will be joined by four distinguished CAU department chairs to discuss their research agendas and the Du Bois legacy of scholar-activism. Dr. Kurt Young, Dr. Jesse Mason, Dr. Kandace Harris, and Dr. Obie Clayton will discuss their research in political science, psychology, mass media arts, and sociology in ways that illuminate how the Du Bois legacy is moving forward on the campus of CAU. Each chair will include their individual research expertise, but also share their work as administrative leaders of academic units committed to advancing human and civil rights, social justice, and self-determination. As incoming chair of the Department of Sociology, Dr. Clayton will offer extended remarks about the future of the field at Clark Atlanta University, which is the home of Du Bois’s legacy in that area of study.