Henderson State University’s Department of Social Sciences, in conjunction with the McMath Endowment, will host a panel discussion on “Why Black History Matters: A Conversation on Race, History and Social Justice” Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in the Garrison Center Lecture Hall.
Dr. Brian Keith Mitchell, a professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, will present on the pivotal role that Arkansas played in black descent. Dr. Myra Ann Houser, Howard University alum and current professor at Ouachita Baptist University, will facilitate the discussion on Mitchell’s work.
“I would like to speak about how and why black history matters — or should — to all Americans and to folks the world over,” Houser said. “As a white academic studying the African diaspora, I know that my understanding of the world has been richly shaped by learning from people whose life experiences differ from mine in substantial ways.”
This event is free and open to the public.