The Stony Brook University Africana Studies Video Archive includes over 200 recordings
from the 1980s and 1990s. Including lectures, poetry readings, cultural events, student performances,
along with other political and social happenings on the Stony Brook campus, the recordings
were originally created by the Department of Africana Studies and stored on VHS tapes.
The videos were digitized and preserved in 2017 with the support of a Presidential
Mini-Grant for Diversity and the partnership of the Stony Brook University Library
Services. The Africana Studies Video Archive is currently being processed for public
use and will be available in 2024.
Lecture by Makaziwe (Maki) Mandela (1954 - ), daughter of anti-apartheid activist
Nelson Mandela and nurse Evelyn Mase. Makaziwe Mandela is a social worker and academic.
circa February 6th, 1991
Lecture by Charles V. Hamiliton (1929 - ), political scientist, civil rights leader
and then endowed chair at Columbia University. The lecture's focus is Hamilton's book
Adam Clayton Powell Jr: The Political Biography of an American Dilemma.
A 1976 documentary entitled Just Doin' It: A Tale of Two Barbershops; conceived by Lou Potter and William Greaves, directed by William Greaves (1926-
Ghanaian writer Ama Ata Aidoo (1942- 2023) reads and introduces her poetry at Stony
Brook University. Her poetry deals with gender, the violence of colonialism and neocolonialism
in Africa, love, and diaspora, among other topics.
15th Annual Awards Dinner for Scholastic Achievement Incentives for Non-Traditional
Students (S.A.I.N.T.S.) program at Stony Brook University. Mentor and administrator
Emile Adams (1931-2016) keynote speaker and honoree.
Lecture by psychologist and renowned public speaker Na'im Akbar (1944 - ) at the Utica
College of Syracuse College campus.
Dr. Eleanor M. Schetlin (1920 - 2007) feminist education scholar, lectures on violence
against women and gender stereotypes. She emphasizes the importance of active communication
to combat negative stereotypes.
March 21st, 1987
Long Island journalist (Newsday and The Long Island Press) Ed Lowe (1946- 2011) speaks about his time as a student and his teaching experiences.
Contestants representing their heritage in the Caribbean compete at a Cultural Awareness
Poetry reading by poet, performer, and editor Quincy Troupe (1939 - ) then the professor
of American and Third World Literature at the College of Staten Island and professor
of literature UC San Diego.
February 28th, 1991
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