Dr. Keith Cartwright, visiting professor at the University of North Florida, and Dr. Dolores Flores-Silva, associate professor of Modern Languages at Roanoke College will discuss the College’s legacy of Choctaw education and it’s history of launching international education and diversity initiatives in the late 1800’s. How these initiatives reached the Choctaw students as well as its early Mexican student population, will be detailed.
A discussion of ongoing initiatives and challenges of Roanoke’s involvement in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico will follow. The lecture also will include novelists, LeAnne Howe of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.
This event is sponsored by the following programs at Roanoke College: Copenhaver Scholar in Residence, the Modern Languages Dept. and the Elderscholar program. This event is free and open to the public.
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