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Twenty years of freedom

Klammer sings the praises of "The Voice." And he's not talking about the TV show... rather about two legendary South African musicians, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlesela.

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Festus Cole

Visiting Professor Festus Cole has two articles published

In a bit of serendipity, Visiting Professor Festus Cole learned right after arriving at Luther that two of his papers in the publication pipeline had been published. Please see the abstracts below and look for the articles in your library databases!

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Michel Martin

Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12

Luther will host the 12th annual Black History Symposium Feb. 11-12. The symposium, titled "Africans and African-Americans: It's Complicated," will feature a number of events focused on exploring the fascinating and often contentious relationship among various groups of African-descended people in the United States.

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Frankenstein on what it means to be human

Was the Creature in Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" human? Did his creator Victor Frankenstein forego parts of his humanity in the choices he made? Do we? Martin Klammer, Luther professor of English and Africana studies, debates the question "What does it mean to be human?" in his Paideia course and shares some of the conversation.

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