First-Year Seminar Class Has “Eyes on Africa”

Dr. Mario Chandler and Dr. Jay Lutz led a group of freshmen students to New York City for a seminar called Eyes on Africa. The group is pictured in front of the African Burial Ground National Monument.

In October of 2010, as part of their “Eyes on Africa” seminar, 14 first-year students flew to New York for a one-day excursion. Their learning trip included a visit to the African Burial Ground National Monument and tickets to Fela!, a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical based on the life of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti.

On their way to the Broadway show, the group ran into fellow Atlantan and comedian Chris Tucker. “He seemed to know our school, or at least the name!” recalls Allison.