Honoring James E. Newton: A Symposium on Arts and Activism

The University of Delaware's Department of Africana Studies and the Office of Institutional Equity will host a symposium celebrating the far-reaching impact of the late James Newton, an early leader of UD’s Black American Studies program and professor emeritus of Africana Studies.  “Honoring James E. Newton: A Symposium on Arts and Activism” will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Audion on UD's Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus. Registration is required.


An award-winning artist, Newton was a prolific author, recipient of several teaching and mentoring awards, and a social justice activist whose impact was felt across the state of Delaware and beyond. The symposium will include two panel discussions: one focused on mentoring as an act of activism and a second examining how the archived collection of Newton’s materials will create an active cultural memory. Dr. Newton’s honorary degree will be presented to his family on behalf of the Board of Trustees. Lunch will be provided and a limited number of gift tickets are available to for the 2pm performance of Suite Blackness: Black Dance in Cinema at the Roselle Center for the Arts. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023 at 10:00am to 2:00pm

Tower at STAR, Audion
100 Discovery Blvd, Newark DE 19713

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Academics, College of Arts and Sciences, Community, Lectures and Programs



Africana Studies


Black History Month 2023


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