Oglethorpe University’s Black Student Caucus presented “Starting the Dialogue: The Progress of Black America” panel discussion on Sunday, February 28, in Lupton Auditorium, in observance of Black History Month.
The program featured a discussion among Ronda Racha Penrice, author of African American History for Dummies, Frank Smith, Jr., former DC councilman and director of the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, and Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im, Emory University School of Law professor and human rights activist. Dr. Kendra A. King, assistant professor of politics at Oglethorpe and assistant director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program, moderated.
Immediately following the panel discussion, OU’s Black Student Caucus hosted a reception honoring Elisabeth Omilami, executive director of Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless, and presented her with the first annual Making a Difference in Our Community Award. The reception was held in the OU Museum of Art.