African American Heritage House Lecture Series

African American Heritage House Lecture Series

2 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
  • The New Reconstruction: Transforming Education for the 21st Century

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 5, 2020.

    African American Heritage House Lecture. "The New Reconstruction: Transforming Education for the 21st Century." Meria Carstarphen, fmr. superintendent, Atlanta Public Schools

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is...

  • Notions of Resistance in Black Art

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 15, 2020.

    Fahamu Pecou describes his artwork, background and the use of protest in art.

    “I make art in a form of protest, but more so in a form of love.”

    Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations ...

  • Fixing the Cultural Biases in Algorithms

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 22, 2020.

    David Danks discusses cultural biases within the world of technology.

    Danks is L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology, and head of the Department of Philosophy, at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests ar...

  • Vanguard: 200 Years of Black Women at the Front of Voting Rights

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

    Martha Jones on the few times the Constitution was amended, particularly the Fourteenth Amendment.

    Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor and Professor of History at The Johns Hopkins University, and a legal a...

  • Think Land Policy Is Unrelated to Racial Injustice? Think Again.

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

    George W. “Mac” McCarthy continues the African American Heritage House Lecture Series in Week Seven.

    McCarthy is president and CEO of the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Before joining the Lincoln Institute in 2014, Mac direct...

  • The ARC of Justice: A Discussion on Reparations

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 19, 2020.

    William A. Darity Jr. and A. Kirsten Mullen, authors, "From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century"

    A. Kirsten Mullen is a folklorist and the founder of Artefactual, an arts-consulting pract...

  • Leading & Managing in an Era of Disruptive Demographics & Certain-Uncertainty

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast at 3:30 p.m. EDT Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

    James Johnson concludes the season’s African American Heritage House Lecture Series.

    Johnson provides a presentation titled “Leading and Managing in an Era of Disruptive Demographics and Certain-Uncertainty.”

    Johnson is the ...