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Michele V. Ronnick at Syracuse University

14 Black Classicists: The Politics of American Learning
Michele V. Ronnick, Professor in Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Wayne State University
Syracuse University
African American Studies Department

Fall Colloquium
Thursday, September 21, 2017
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Graham Commons - Bird Library 114

Free & Open to the Public ~ Information: 315.443.4302 /aas@syr.edu

Michele Ronnick’s pioneering publications on black teachers and scholars in the field of classical studies include The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough (2005) and The Works of William Sanders Scarborough: Black Classicist and Race Leader (2006). She has also published over 100 journal articles, chapters, and research notes. Her exhibition, 14 Black Classicists, includes the first person of African descent to earn a Ph.D. at Syracuse
University. It has traveled to 48 galleries and is on view at the Community Folk Art Center through November.

Languages, Literature, and Linguistics Department: Classics Program
English Department History Department Religion Department

Thursday, September 21, 2017
Graham Commons - Bird Library 114


The Autobiography of William Sanders Scarborough

An American Journey from Slavery to Scholarship

Edited with an Introduction by Michele Valerie Ronnick
Foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An important autobiography that reveals the story of William Sanders Scarborough who rose out of slavery to become a renowned classical philologist and African American icon.

Published: December 2004
ISBN: 9780814332245