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Spelman College hosts symposium on death and dying in African-American culture
Spelman College hosts symposium on death and dying in African-American culture

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will host "When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American Culture" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, exactly 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X. The program is sponsored by the Spelman College Department of English.

According to Michelle Hite, assistant English professor, the forum will address the contemptuous and deadly disregard for Black life across the social, political, and cultural landscapes in the United States since 1965. Featured symposium speakers include Karla F.C. Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English, Duke University; novelist Ravi Howard; filmmaker Christine Turner; and Winifred Watts Hemphill, president, South-View Cemetery Association.

Free and open to the public, this event will be held in the NASA Auditorium of the Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center on Spelman’s campus (GPS Address:  440 Westview Drive, Atlanta, GA 30310). For more information, visit www.spelman.edu, or call (404) 270-5576.