From the University Calendar and Newsroom:
“The 2020 Alpha Chi Distinguished Lecture will host Dr. Dwonna Goldstone, director of the African American Studies Minor and associate professor of history. Through discussion and conversation, she will address the challenge of speaking truth in racially tense communities using underrepresented narratives. In celebration of Black History Month, students, faculty, staff and the whole Texas State community are invited to gain a deeper understanding of the context of the African American experience at a large public university, gain heightened awareness of diversity and discrimination in American society, and get a special appreciation of the unique programs at Texas State, such as Common Experience & the theme of Truth as well as the African American studies minor.”
“Texas State University launched a new undergraduate minor in African American Studies in fall 2019. Dr. Goldstone came to the university after 18 years at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee where she led the African American studies minor and served as a professor of English. Dr. Goldstone received her doctorate in American Studies in 2001 from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation was the source for her book, Integrating the 40 Acres: The 50-Year Struggle for Racial Equality. In the book, Dr. Goldstone traces the university’s history of integration from the 1940s to the 1990s, drawing on oral histories, university documents and newspaper accounts.
The minor is an interdisciplinary course of study under the Center for Diversity and Gender Studies in the College of Liberal Arts. It is the 76th undergraduate minor currently offered at Texas State. Requirements include 18 semester credit hours, with six hours of essential courses and 12 hours of electives. Students must take Introduction to African American Studies (AAS 2310) and Global Perspectives on the African Diaspora (AAS 4320). The prescribed electives list includes courses from the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Applied Arts, the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the College of Education, the McCoy College of Business Administration and the Honors College.”
The lecture takes place Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5:30 – 7 p.m., in the Alkek Library Teaching Theater.