The African American Library at the Gregory School Presents Charles H. Houston: An Interdisciplinary Study of Civil Rights Leadership Book Discussion by Dr. James Conyers

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“Charles H. Houston: An Interdisciplinary Study of Civil Rights Leadership” book presentation and signing by Dr. James Conyers, a University ...

WHAT: “Charles H. Houston: An Interdisciplinary Study of Civil Rights Leadership” book presentation and signing by Dr. James Conyers, a University of Houston Tenured Professor and Director of African American Studies. Conyers will discuss legendary attorney Charles Hamilton Houston’s life and professionalism in three parts: Philosophical Foundations, Constructive Engagement, and Enduring Contributions of legal scholar activism. This program is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 2 PM – 3 PM

WHERE: Houston Public Library’s – The African American Library at the Gregory School

1300 Victor Street, 77019, 832-393-144.

About Dr. James Conyers

Dr. James Conyers is a Tenured Professor at the University of Houston and Director of African American Studies. His formal studies include: B.A., Ramapo College of NJ, Communication Arts; M.A., University of Albany, Africana Studies; Cornell University, (Studied Kiswahili) 1991 and he earned his Ph.D. at Temple University in African American Studies, 1992. His post-doctoral studies include: Columbia University, Oral History Institute, Summer 1995, and Archival and Oral History Research, University of Ghana, University of Science and Technology, and the University of Cape Coast, 2003-2006.

As the Director of African American Studies, Conyers established the Study Abroad Program a decade ago and which has been recognized as the Universities’ Model Study Abroad Program. Prior to accepting his appointment at University of Houston he was a Full Professor of Black Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE, August 2000-2002; Courtesy Professor of History, University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 1999-2002. While there he was nominated and appointed to Graduate Faculty, Spring Semester of 1997.

About the Houston Public Library

The Houston Public Library (HPL) operates 35 neighborhood libraries, four HPL Express Libraries, a Central Library, the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, The African American Library at the Gregory School, and the Parent Resource Library located in the Children’s Museum of Houston. Serving more than seven million customers per year in person and online, HPL is committed to excellent customer service and equitable access to information and programs by providing library customers with free use of a diverse collection of printed materials and electronic resources, Internet, laptop and computer use, and a variety of database and reference resources with live assistance online 24/7.

For further information, visit the Houston Public Library at www.houstonlibrary.org or call 832-393-1313.