A senior university leader and the student body president have been invited to speak at the 60th anniversary of the All-African Peoples' Conference that was held in 1958 in the capital city of Accra, Ghana.
The All-African Peoples' Conference was first the major gathering of independent African states and world leaders in Africa. This year's conference will commemorate the original event while reflecting on where the African states are now and how they want to address the unfinished agenda of the conference.
Lenetta Lee, dean of the college and vice president for student success, has been invited to make a statement at the opening ceremony and will join Jabir McKnight, Student Government Association president, to discuss Lincoln's Learn. Liberate. Lead. concept, which was introduced by President Brenda A. Allen as a framework for empowerment and change in the University's new strategic plan.
"We are incredibly honored to be part of such an historic event," said Lee. "We look forward to discussing Lincoln's history and legacy with Ghana."
"To have the opportunity to travel to the motherland is a blessing," said McKnight. "I'm excited to represent Lincoln University and present a piece of our rich history, it's a surreal feeling."
The theme of the anniversary is "Revisiting the 1958 All-African Peoples' Conference - The Unfinished Business of Liberation and Transformation".
McKnight, a senior English major from Philadelphia, will also discuss Lincoln's golden age, a time in which Lincoln experienced African Americanization during the 12-year presidency of Horace Mann Bond '23, who was the first African American alumnus to preside over the University, and the only university president to attend the All-African Peoples' Conference.
Other members of the Lincoln University community that will be in attendance include Evelyn Davis-Poe, associate vice president of academic support, as well as Dr. Daryl Zizwe Poe and Dr. Gervais Gnaka, faculty members from the Department of History, Political Science & Philosophy.
The conference will be held December 5-8 at the University of Ghana.
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