Lecture: Prof. Michele Ronnick, Black Classicism in the United States

Event Date: 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Event Date Details: 

5:30pm Reception, 6pm Lecture 


Event Location: 

  • AD&A Museum

Event Price: 

Always free 

Event Contact: 

Lety Garcia, Programs & PR Manager 



Lecture with Professor Michele Ronnick, Wayne State University 

Black Classicism in the United States

For many years only well-born Americans had access to a classically–based liberal arts education. But after the Civil War newly freed slaves aspired to the same. Thus arose black classicists who studied and taught Greek and Latin successfully in an era when few believed that black people could or should.

This lecture has been co-sponsored by the Departments of Classics and Black Studies, the Hellenic Studies Committee, and the Argyropoulos Endowment in Hellenic Studies.  

For further information please contact Professor Helen Morales: hmorales@classics.ucsb.edu

Click here for downloadable PDF of 14 Black Classicists Lecture Series on campus.