February 20, 2007
ASU panel will discuss teaching methods of W.E.B. DuBois and Booker T. Washington
Augusta, GA – Two of the most influential people in shaping the social and political agenda of African-Americans in the early 20th century, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois, had many of the same goals but approached the problems facing African-Americans in very different ways.
A W.E.B. DuBois/Booker T. Washington Symposium will be held in honor of Black History Month at Augusta State University on Wednesday, Feb. 21, from noon-2 p.m. in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom.
Participating on a panel to discuss the teachings of the two will be Seretha Williams, associate professor of English in ASU’s Department of English and Foreign Languages; Charles Jackson, professor of education in ASU’s Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Special Education; Michael Searles, assistant professor of history in ASU’s Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy; Marshall Abuwi, an ASU English major and descendant of Booker T. Washington; and Andre Goodman, an ASU political science major and president of the Talented Tenth Program. Augusta State business majors Tryquanne Smith and Jamal Horn will also share an overview of DuBois and Washington as part of the program. Karen Mobley, director of student development and ASU’s Minority Advising Program, will moderate the panel discussion.
For more information about this free program, call Ms. Mobley at 706-729-2351.