Events Calendar

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September 14


Black Love Symposium A Love No Less: Recovering the Relics of African American Romance

5:30PM – 6:30PM

Pamela Newkirk, professor of journalism at New York University and editor of A Love No Less: More Than Two Centuries of African American Love Letters, delivers the keynote address for the Black Love Symposium, celebrating the 80th anniversary of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. Reception immediately following. To register and learn about the symposium, visit All symposium events are free and open to the public.

Sponsored By: Department of English; American Studies; African and African American Studies; Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Spencer Museum of Art, and partners across KU