Thanks to a generous grant from the Jack Miller Center, the Honors College at Belmont Abbey College will be sponsoring an intercollegiate conference entitled Free Citizens, Free Souls: A Conference on Education, Social Justice, and the Great Books. The conference will include a keynote address by Dr. Anika Prather and breakout seminars mixing students and faculty from various colleges on texts by Frederick Douglass, Alexis De Tocqueville, W.E.B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, and Anna Julia Cooper.
Dr. Prather is a Classics Professor at Howard University and is the founder of The Living Water School. She also serves on the Board of Academic Advisors for the CLT (Classic Learning Test). Listen to a podcast by Dr. Prather here and read about her talk at St. John’s College here.
All Belmont Abbey College faculty and students are welcome to attend conference events. Faculty and students interested in participating in the reading seminars should contact Dr. Joseph Wysocki at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A more detailed schedule is coming soon!