Public Invited to UMass Amherst for Discussion of Afro-Germans in New, Unified Germany

July 30, 1998

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AMHERST, Mass. - A special event (in English) sponsored by the Summer Institute on Contemporary Germany currently under way at the University of Massachusetts will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, July 31, in Memorial Hall on campus. The event will consist of a lecture, video and discussion on "Black German Voices and Images," with Howard University professors Yvonne Poser and Alphonso Frost. The two will speak about recent exchange visits and other programs linking the Afro-German community with African-American student groups. The event is free and open to the public.

The Summer Institute on Contemporary Germany, funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), has brought 25 teachers from across the U.S. to the Amherst campus for a four-week program conducted in German relating to issues of Germany today. The participants are mostly secondary teachers of German or history from as far away as Texas, California, and Hawaii.