A Conference for Collaboration

The Black Communities Conference, a.k.a. #BlackCom2019, is a vibrant and uniquely important gathering featuring panel discussions, local tours, film screenings, workshops, keynotes, and more. Our core mission is to foster collaboration among Black communities and universities for the purpose of enhancing Black community life and furthering the understanding of Black communities.


Monday Opening Plenary

8:00 AM

Mark Little; Steve Schewel; Vivette Jeffries-Logan; Kevin Guskiewicz; Karla Slocum

(Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; City of Durham; Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Institute of African-American Research)

Monday Keynote

11:30 AM

Arlan Hamilton

(Backstage Capital)

Tuesday Keynote Panel

11:30 AM

Brent Leggs; Michael Moore; Loretta Parham; Kevin Young

(African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund; International African American Museum; Robert W. Woodruff Library; Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture)

Wednesday Keynote

11:30 AM

William A. Darity Jr.

(Duke University)

Wednesday Closing Plenary

5:00 PM

Karla Slocum; Mark Little;

(Institute of African-American Research; Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise)












Clinical Scholars

Downtown Durham, Inc.

M&F Bank

PNC Bank

UNC Carolina Seminars

UNC Institute for the Arts & Humanities

Black Communities: A Conference for Collaboration is Hosted By