On February 1, 2020, the UC Berkeley Student Learning Center hosted interGeneration400, our commemorative celebration of Black history and recognition of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act. Throughout the day, we were joined by an extraordinary slate of featured guests and over three hundred campus and community members, all of whom helped us re-examine the global legacy of American slavery; honor Black ingenuity and resilience; and come together in celebration of our shared humanity.
Events included keynote remarks by MacArthur Fellow Saidiya Hartman, intergenerational panel discussions and workshops centering Black experience, and a dedication ceremony honoring the legacy of Berkeley African American and African Diaspora Studies professor VèVè Clark. Deborah Plant, editor of Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon, also joined us for a conversation about this vital book.
Please explore the menu items below to get a fuller sense of our interGeneration400 program, mission, and featured participants. Though the day itself has passed, our work is ongoing. We look forward to future opportunities to bring into conversation community members, activists, scholars, professionals, and cultural producers from across generations and backgrounds so that, together, we can deepen our historical knowledge of, appreciation for, and commitment to one another as fellow human beings.