About the Series
The Ralph Pruitt Lecture, Arts, and Media Series is a scholarly program that features scholars, professionals, and performing and visual artists. The lecture series celebrates the legacy of the late Dr. Ralph Pruitt, the first director of the Department of Africana Studies, who valued and appreciated the black culture and academic excellence.
The Curtis Wilson Lecture Series is a scholarly program that promotes research in the area of Africana Studies. It provides a platform for scholars to present lectures on various topics in the interdisciplinary field of Africana Studies. The lecture series honors the legacy of the late Curtis Wilson, former director of the Department of Africana Studies, who advocated for an appreciation of black culture, history, and scholarship.