Conference Info

April 12-14, 2012
Hotel Orrington
Evanston, IL


Featuring Leon Forrest Lecturer
“The Trauma of Legitimacy: Black Scholars and Memory in the Age of Black Studies”
April 13, 2012 | 4:30 p.m.

Other speakers include:

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Darlene Clark Hine, Jafari Allen, Karla Holloway, Khalil Muhammad, Dwight McBride, Keisha-Khan Perry, Heather Thompson, Ula Taylor, Marlon Bailey and Nathaniel Norment

Darlene Clark Hine, a pioneer in the field of Black Women's History, will also serve as a keynote speaker.

For details, download the Conference Program!

Hotel Accommodations

The Hotel Orrington will provide discounted rates to conference participants.  When making reservations, reference the “AFAM Visibility Conference” to receive the conference rate.

Hilton Orrington Hotel
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
toll free: 1-800-677-4648


For more information, email or contact the Department of African American Studies.