Grazette Is African American Studies Scholar-In-Residence

Posted: January 29, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sarah McGurk

The African American Studies Research and Resource Center has named Jacqueline Hicks Grazette the 2001 African American Studies Scholar-In-Residence.

Grazette is the former executive director of the Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise at the University of Maryland, as well as the founder and director of the Smithsonian Institution’s African American Studies Center where she was named 1992 National Museum Educator of the Year. Grazette also created and found funding for Camp PGC, a summer museum camp located in Maryland’s Prince George’s County, for foster care children with an emphasis on African American history and culture.

As scholar-in-residence, Grazette presents three lectures during the spring semester. A welcoming reception is held Monday, Feb. 5, at 3 p.m. as part of Black History Month. Her lectures are “Across the Digital Divide: African American Success in the New Economy” on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m.; “African American Women and the Shaping of Public Policy” on Wednesday, March 21, at 3 p.m.; and “Public-Private Partnerships for Education in African American Communities: Case Studies from the Smithsonian Institute” on Monday, April 5, at 1:30 p.m. Each event takes place in the Johnson Center Paul Robeson Room 240A.

The African American Studies Program strives to bring guest scholars to George Mason who have demonstrated commitment and professional achievements in areas related to African American studies. For more information, contact Phyllis Slade-Martin at x34080.

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