Shabazz Named Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa

Amilcar Shabazz, W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst and president of the National Council on Black Studies, has been named a 2021-22 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa.

Amilcar Shabazz
Amilcar Shabazz

The Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorship was established by the University of Iowa in 1977 to fund visiting professorships among eminent scholars and scientists for lectures at the University. Beam died in March 1976, leaving 291 acres to The University of Iowa for educational purposes. The sale of the farm yielded $637,071.72. The substantial, unrestricted gift allowed the University the freedom to develop a program of visiting professorships that would year after year enhance the learning possibilities for faculty and students

Shabazz will travel to the Iowa campus on Oct. 28.