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Friday, October 13, 2000

"Small Attends "Heritage and Horizons: The African-American Legacy and the Challenge of the 21st Century"

SALISBURY, MD---Dr. Clara L. Small, professor of history in the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury State University, attended the 85th annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History, Inc. (ASALH) held from September 27-October 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference was "Heritage and Horizons: The African-American Legacy and the Challenge of the 21st Century."

Small chaired a session at the conference titled "Lorenzo J. Greene 100th Anniversary Session." The session commemorated what would have been the 100th year of Dr. Greene's life, as well as his work with Dr. Carter G. Woodson, the founder of the ASALH and Black History Week. The late Greene wrote The Negro In Colonial New England, co-authored several books and articles, and served on several White House and Missouri panels on race relations.

The presenters in the session were: Dr. Arvarh Strickland, emeritus professor of history at the University of Missouri and editor of Greene’s diary; Dr. Antonio Holland, chairman of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO, who taught with Greene and co-authored the book Missouri's Black Heritage with him as well; Dr. Edward Beasley, professor of history at Kansas State University, author of Black Trivia, author and narrator of "Black History," a television and radio series and also one of Dr. Greene's students; Debra Foster Greene, assistant professor of history at Lincoln University, also an author and daughter-in-law; and Dr. Arnold Taylor, professor of history at Howard University, former professor at North Carolina Central University, and noted author who served as commentator of the session. Each of the participants in the session, including Small, knew and worked with Greene during his long involvement with the ASALH. Taylor and Strickland were also Small's former professors at North Carolina Central University and at the University of Missouri, while the other presenters are fellow researchers, authors and former colleagues.

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