"Fourteen Black Classicists" Photographic Exhibit at CAMWS 2020
A photographic exhibit entitled “Fourteen Black Classicists” and created by Professor Michele Ronnick of Wayne State University will be on display as part of the 116th annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South (CAMWS) in Birmingham, Alabama, March 25-28, 2020. The exhibit, initially funded by two grants from the James Loeb Classical Library Foundation, features photographs of such distinguished Black educators as: William Sanders Scarborough, the first Black member of the Modern Language Association and author of a Greek textbook (1881); Wiley Lane, the first Black professor of Greek at Howard University; John Wesley Gilbert, the first Black to attend the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece; Lewis Baxter Moore, who earned the first doctorate awarded by the University of Pennsylvania to an African American for his work on the Greek tragedian Sophocles; and Helen Chesnutt, who taught Latin at Central High School in Cleveland and published a Latin textbook (1932).You can view some of these photos on line at Black Classicists | A Mural Mosaic and Twelve Black Classicists.
The exhibit is free and open to the public. It will be on display in the Essex Room of the Hyatt Regency Birmingham--The Wynfrey at the following times:
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, Friday, March 27, 2020
9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2020