Michael E. Crutcher
Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 4:00 P.M.
Institute for the Humanities, Stevenson Hall, 701 South Morgan St.
THE GRACE HOLT MEMORIAL AWARD AND SPEAKER SERIES
The Department of African American Studies sponsors an annual speaker series and award fund in commemoration of Grace Sims Holt, Professor Emeritus and founder of UIC’s Black Studies Program, later to become this department. Professor Holt joined UIC in 1968 as an Associate Professor of Speech and Communications tasked with establishing the campus Black Studies Program, which she headed from 1974 to 1986. In addition, Professor Holt helped gain recognition for black English as an object of study and consistently pushed for maintaining high levels of standards for students that allowed for alternative evidences of accomplishment.
Grace Holt Lecture
Please join the Department of African American Studies for their annual presentation of the Grace Holt Lecture. This year features independent scholar Dr. Michael E. Crutcher, Jr. who will be presenting “New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina.”