W. E. B. Du Bois

This week on The Local Take I speak with Dr. Barbara Combs, Associate Professor of Sociology at Clark Atlanta University about the upcoming W. E. B. Du Bois annual symposium. The symposium is Feb. 22 - 23 at the Robert W. Woodruff Library at the Atlanta University Center. 

This year the symposium theme is Examining Race and Economic Inequality on the 150th Anniversary of the birth of WEB Du Bois and the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. the public is welcome to attend and can register here.

Join us for CAU NOW-Lifting Every Voice, Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 a.m. on Jazz 91.9 WCLK.  This edition will highlight the Fifth Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium, a collaboration between the Clark Atlanta University Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the James Weldon Johnson Institute at Emory University.  

A roundtable discussion will take place at Noon on Wednesday, April 26 in the Exhibition Hall at the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Robert W. Woodruff Library.  Panelists will include:  Dr. Barbara Harris Combs, Clark Atlanta University;  Samuel Livingston, Morehouse College; Calinda Lee, Atlanta History Center; Deirdre Oakley; and, Dr. Maurice Hobson, Georgia State University and Charles Stephens of the Counter Narrative Project.   Dr. Kali-Ahset Amen of Emory University will serve as our moderator.

Amiri Baraka is one of the most recognized and lauded writers and poets of his generation, and one of the most widely respected and published African American writers this side of James Baldwin.

Baraka was in Atlanta and at Clark Atlanta University for the CAU History Department's W. E. B. Du Bois and the Wings Of Atlanta 50th Anniversary Commemorative Conference.

Baraka stopped in to chat with Jay Edwards about the challenges faced by all of those in Africa and throughout the African Diaspora.