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Cornel West returns to Prairie View to revel in what he says is its ‘renaissance’

Half an hour before his lecture began Friday afternoon, Harvard University professor and renowned civil rights activist Cornel West could be spotted giving his audience at Prairie View A&M University an early welcome with an impromptu appearance, handing out hugs and handshakes to students, alumni, and other attendees. “How are you, brother?” the author said [...]

Live Stream Cornel West Lecture

Prairie View A&M University welcomes prominent activist Dr. Cornel West to campus on Friday, January 18 at 4:00 pm, for a Symposium: Scholars' Voices Series,  African American Culture and History. The symposium will take place in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center, Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium. Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social [...]

Sold Out Cornel West Lecture will be available on Live Stream

Prairie View A&M University welcomes prominent activist Dr. Cornel West to campus on Friday, January 18 at 4:00 pm, for a Symposium: Scholars' Voices Series,  African American Culture and History. The symposium will take place in the Willie A. Tempton, Sr. Memorial Student Center, Opal Johnson Smith Auditorium. Cornel West is an American philosopher, political activist, social [...]

African-­American Studies Initiative Awarded $1 Million in Grants and Gifts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) a grant of $500,000 to support its effort to establish an African-­‐American Studies Initiative which will be housed in its Marvin D. and June Samuel Brailsford College of Arts and Sciences. Inspired by the Mellon Foundation award, an anonymous donor pledged an added [...]