This April, the Africana Studies Program celebrates over 50 years of Head Start by hosting Penn State University historian, Dr. Crystal Sanders, who recently published A Chance for Change: Head Start and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle.
Sanders will deliver the second annual Africana Studies Spring Lecture, "Cookies, Crayons and Black Power: Head Start in the Magnolia State," at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in Ming Hsieh Hall. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Sanders will chronicle the struggles and triumphs of former sharecroppers and domestic workers who forged a program that provided early childhood education for their children and expanded their political reach and power.
The event is also sponsored by The Office of Graduate Education and Life, The Center for Black Culture and Research and The Division for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.