Guest lecturer Timothy Askew to discuss 'Lift Every Voice and Sing'
The University of West Alabama will host Dr. Timothy Askew, professor of English and humanities at Clark Atlanta University, for a virtual event in commemoration of Black History Month. The event is co-sponsored by UWA's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and UWA CARES. There is no cost to participate, and the virtual event is open to the public.
Askew is a National Endowment for the Humanities scholar and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in American literature, African American literature, autobiography and biography, southern literature, advanced grammar and composition, and a slate of specialty courses in English and humanities.
Askew will present "Good Trouble: A Historical & Cultural Analysis of the Song, Lift Every Voice and Sing." He has become a renowned scholar and lecturer on the song and published a book on it in 2018 entitled Cultural Hegemony and African American Patriotism: An Analysis of the Song, 'Lift Every Voice and Sing.'"
Askew is a Morehouse College graduate and earned a master's degree from Yale University and a doctorate from Emory University.
He is also noted for having started a chapter of Phi Kappa Phi honor society to Clark Atlanta, and is its founding president.
Participants are encouraged to enter the Zoom event a few minutes prior to its beginning at 6 p.m. To know more, email Dr. B.J. Kimbrough.