African American Heritage House Lecture Series

African American Heritage House Lecture Series

4 Seasons

The African-American Heritage House (AAHH) an organization, informed by the African American Experience, committed to strengthening Chautauqua by encouraging and welcoming diversity, fostering honest conversations, and adding new voices to the programmatic mix. The AAHH is proud to bring quality programming with unique perspectives to the Chautauqua Institution.

About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.

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African American Heritage House Lecture Series
  • AAHH: Royal Kennedy Rodgers and Kathy Vance

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, March 8, 2023.

    Royal Kennedy Rodgers is a producer, director and writer with experience in local and network news as well as public broadcasting. She began her career as a reporter for NBC television stations in New Orleans, Cleveland and Chicago. As an ABC Netw...

  • AAHH: Naomi Davis

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, February 8, 2023.

    African American Heritage House Lecture: Naomi Davis

    Originally recorded August 3, 2022.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each s...

  • AAHH: Frank Thomas

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

    Frank A. Thomas, PhD, currently serves as the Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Homiletics and Director of the Academy of Preaching and Celebration at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, Ind. Indicative of his great love o...

  • AAHH: Barbara Savage

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, December 14, 2022.

    Barbara D. Savage is the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought in the Department of Africana Studies of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a member of the University’s History Department from 1995-2013 and in 2018 she was ...

  • AAHH: The Rev. Adam Taylor

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, November 9, 2022.

    The Rev. Adam Taylor previously led the Faith Initiative at the World Bank Group and served as the vice president in charge of Advocacy at World Vision U.S. and the senior political director at Sojourners. He has also served as the executive dire...

  • AAHH: Majora Carter

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

    Majora Carter is a real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow and Peabody Award winning broadcaster. She's responsible for the creation of numerous economic development, technology inclusion & green-infrastr...

  • AAHH: Aaron Williams

    Episode 7

    Premiering Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

    Aaron Williams is Senior Advisor—Emeritus, International Development & Government Relations, at RTI International. Williams served as Peace Corps director from 2009 to 2012, and as executive vice president of RTI International’s International Development...