Howard Dodson will deliver the 2013 African Diaspora Lecture. Dodson, Director Emeritus of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, was appointed director of Howard University’s Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and director of Howard University Libraries in 2012. A specialist in African American and African Diaspora history, as well as an author, curator, cultural activist and innovative administrator, Dodson served as director of the Schomburg Center from 1984-2011.
Dodson is a graduate of West Chester State College and Villanova University, and undertook further studies at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Widener University, Adelphi University, West Chester University, the City College of New York and Villanova University.