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Sept. 2, 6-7 p.m., CLC Ballroom Lamar Nelson, Lead Archeologist of The Foothills Chapter of the Archeological Society of South Carolina, "The Plantation Next Door: Archeological Findings from Walnut Grove Plantation."
September 9, 6-7 p.m., CLC BallroomDr. Cassandra Jones, Assistant Professor of African-American Studies, "Afrofuturism: Re-mixing History.”
September 17 (Constitution Day), 6-7 p.m., Tukey TheaterDr. Dwight Lambert, Professor of Political Science, "The Constitution and Inequality: Examining America's Birth Defect."
September 25, 6-7 p.m., CLC BallroomDr. Carmen Harris, Associate Professor of History, "All Our Kin: Slavery and Family Relations across the Color Line."
September 30, 6-7 p.m., CLC BallroomDr. Keith McDaniel, Instructor of African-American Studies and Senior Pastor of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, "The Bible and Slavery: The Evolution of Black Theological Thought."
October 2-4, 8 p.m. and October 5, 3 p.m., HPAC TheaterUSC Upstate's The Shoestring Players stage "To Kill a Mocking Bird."
October 8, 6-7 p.m., CLC BallroomDr. Jennifer Parker, Professor of Psychology, "Sex, Power and Coercion: Examining the Dynamics of Abusive Relationships."
October 16, 6-7 p.m., CLC BallroomDr. Tracey Weldon, Associate Professor of Linguistics at USC-Columbia, "Talking White, Talking Black: Examining the Links between Language, Class and Racial Identity.”
October 21, 6-7 p.m., URC Great RoomDr. Stephen Fitzmaurice, Assistant Professor of Interpreting at Clemson University,"Unheard Voices: The Deaf Experience over Time."
October 30, 7-8 p.m., URC Great RoomKeynote Address by Nisi Shawl"Octavia Butler's Positive Obsession: Life and the Urge to Create"Award-winning author Nisi Shawl has written extensively on her friend Octavia Butler, and recently co-edited an anthology about her life and work (Strange Matings: Science Fiction, Feminism, African American Voices, and Octavia E. Butler from Aqueduct Press). Shawl serves on the board of the Carl Brandon Society, administrators of the Butler Memorial Scholarship
November 5, 6 p.m., CLC BallroomShowing of the 2014 Academy Award winning film for Best Picture, "Twelve Years a Slave."
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