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Annual Equity in Education Conference

Third Annual Conference: January 15-16, 2019

The theme for the 2020 conference is "Culturally Sustaining Teaching for Educators and Students." The keynote speakers are: Dr. Venus Evans-Winters, Ph.D. and Stephen Hancock, Ph.D. Visit the Equity in Education Conference page for full information on the conference.

For information on past events, including the previous Annual Equity in Education Conferences, please visit the Events Archive.


2019 Roundtable Discussion Series - Reading, Viewing, Thinking and Acting

The Center for Education and Equity of African American Students is hosting a year-long roundtable discussion series which will focus on current issues facing African American students.

A series of articles and/or videos will be sent out to interested participants in advance to encourage discussion during the roundtable. Also, the Center will host a summer book study (June-August) which will follow the same discussion format as the roundtables.

All events will be held from 4:30-6:30p.m. in Room 219 of the Child Development Research Center, 1530 Wheat Street, Columbia, SC. For additional information or copies of articles and video links contact Jennifer Reed via email at or phone at 803.777.0092.


Roundtable Date

CEEAAS 2019 Roundtable Discussions

February 21, 2019

Black History Month-- Drs. Diaspora Curriculum

March 22, 2019


Leslie Fenwick

King, J. E. 2017. “Who Will Make America Great Again? Black People, of Course.” International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education 30 (10): 946956

April 18, 2019

Dr. Nancy Tolson—Coretta Scott King Illustrator Awards for Children’s Literature.

May 16, 2019

Johnson, L., Bryan, N., & Boutte, G. S., (2018). Show us the love: Revolutionary and loving teaching in (un)critical times. Urban Review (special issue). “What’s love got to do with it?” Looking for love in urban schooling. The Urban Review.

June 20, 2019


Clyburn, J. (2014). Blessed Experiences:  Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press.

July 18, 2019

Johnson, L., Boutte, G., Greene, G., and Smith, D. (2018). African Diaspora Literacy:  The heart of transformation in K-12 schools and teacher education. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

August 15, 2019

Weik, T. M. (2012). The archaeology of antislavery.  University Press of Florida. Gainesville, FL.

September 19, 2019

Benton, J., Brice, T., Gallman, B., & Jackson, D. (2014). Should Black organizations and institutions be Afrikan-centered?: The quest for self-determination. Columbia, SC: Joint Ventures.          

October 18, 2019

CEEAAS Teachers—Lessons and Strategies That Work

November 17, 2019

Culturally Relevant Science and Science for African American Students

December 19, 2019

Teaching About Kwanzaa


African American Studies Summer Institute for School Teachers

This is a five-day, field-based experience emphasizing African American culture and prominent historic sites in three regions of South Carolina: Midlands, Upstate and Low Country. The project uses a 3-pronged instructional approach to deliver a dynamic, culturally- centered learning experience. The institute meets June 11-15, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Thirty participants will be selected from K-12 teachers and coordinators (grades K,1,2,3,4,5,8, & 11) in the three regions of the state (10 from each region)

For more information on the Institute, or to apply, please visit the registration page.


Doctoral Symposium Series  

The center will host three symposiums related to research methods and pedagogies for Black Education. Dates to be announced soon.


Online Equity Series

The online equity series is a series of short video commentaries about specific issues featuring CEEAAS staff or guests. They will be archived online.

January - Equity in Curriculum Representation and Perspectives
February  - Equity in Special Education
March - Equity in Mathematics
April - Equity in Science
May - Equity in English Language Arts
June - Equity in Social Studies
July - Equity in the Arts
August - Equity in Research Methodology
September -  Equity Pedagogies                   
October - Equity in Gifted, Advanced Placement, and Honors Practices, Pedagogy, and Policies
November - Linguistic Equity          
December - Restorative and Equitable Classroom Management Practices

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.