African American Heritage House Lecture Series

African American Heritage House Lecture Series

3 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 Wes Moore

    Episode 1

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday August 6, 2021.

    Wes Moore, currently a candidate for governor of Maryland, previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Robin Hood, one of the largest anti-poverty forces in the nation. He is a bestselling author, a combat veteran, and a social ...

  • AAHH DeRay Mckesson

    Episode 2

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 23, 2021.

    *Please note that a small portion of the Q&A was edited due to technical difficulties.

    DeRay Mckesson is a civil rights activist focused primarily on issues of innovation, equity and justice. Born and raised in Baltimore, he graduated ...

  • AAHH Paula Madison

    Episode 3

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 2, 2021.

    Paula Madison

    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, inte...

  • AAHH Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III

    Episode 4

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 9, 2021.

    Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III

    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, lec...

  • Imagining a More Inclusive Chautauqua

    Episode 5

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Friday, July 16, 2021.

    Amit Taneja, senior vice president and chief inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility (IDEA) officer, Chautauqua Institution

    Erroll Davis, president, African American Heritage House at Chautauqua

    Ted First, board director, African ...

  • AAHH Steve Capers

    Episode 6

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 30, 2021.

    Steve Capers’ career as a comedy impresario began while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, enjoying a day at the island’s famed Inkwell Beach. It was in 2009, that the managing partner of Knock-Knock Comedy Productions had the idea to pr...

  • AAHH Andre Perry

    Episode 7

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday August 13, 2021.

    African American Heritage House Lecture. Andre Perry, sr. fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern ...

  • AAHH Carl Hart

    Episode 8

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, August 20, 2021.

    African American Heritage House Lecture. Carl Hart, Ziff Professor of Psychology (In Psychiatry), Depts. Of Psychology and Psychiatry, Columbia University

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the sh...

  • AAHH Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill

    Episode 9

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, August 27, 2021.

    Rev. Shantell Hinton Hill

    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,...