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Visual Credits: Aaron Douglas, Into Bondage 1938, and The Song of Towers 1934, The Aaron Douglas and Alta Sawyer Foundation, Topeka, KS The Paine College Hymn Frank G. Yerby, ’37 and Mark Fox O College of our heart’s desire, Resplendent in our gaze, Awake in us thy scared fire And let us to thy truth aspire Throughout the coming days. And may the thing that thou has sought, Our nation’s woeful lack, True union of the heart be brought And differences be set at naught Between the white and black. Paine College, guardian of the way That each young foot must tread Thy gates are open to this day And our firm, martial strides display Hearts clean and unafraid Paine College Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel \ 1235 15th Street Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 821-8298 (706) 821-8645 http://www.paine.edu Conference on The Harlem Renaissance Paine College Gilbert-Lambuth Memorial Chapel Wednesday, November 10, 2010 Order of Service Prelude Biography Dr. Roosevelt Simpkins Professor of Music, Paine College Welcome Bradley Freeman Occasion Ms. Marva Stewart Assistant Professor of English, Paine College Invocation Scripture Harlem Renaissance Poetry Campus Concerns Selection Director Courtney Lawrence Jenether “Netta” Stampley Michael Woodard Bradley Freeman Paine College Choir Mr. W. Isaac Holmes, Dr. Roosevelt Simpkins, Accompanist Introduction of Speaker Old Time Religion Demetrius McCoy Arranged by Moses Hogan Mr. W Isaac Holmes, Director Quantavious Foster, Soloist Ms. Petula Fluellen. Soloist Speaker Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Contradictory Impulses in the Harlem Renaissance Remarks Jabal Moss Dr. George C. Bradley President, Paine College The Paine College Hymn Benediction Dr. Melvin B. Rahming was born and reared in Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas. Since 1979 he has taught African American and Caribbean literatures at Morehouse College where he served as the Hugh M. Gloster Professor of English and Chair of the English Department. A public speaker and published poet, Dr. Rahming is also internationally known as the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the International Conference on Caribbean Literature (I.C.C.L.) and a member of the African American Multicultural Educator’s Hall of Fame. His current scholarly project is entitled, A Critical Theory of Spirit, in which he articulates a new, spirit-centered model and methodology for the criticism of literature and art. Dr. Rahming obtained his Ph.D. in English from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Melvin Rahming Professor of English, Morehouse College Special Presentation Biographical Sketch Congregation Rev. Luther Felder Campus Pastor, Paine College Published Works: A Short List The Evolution of the West Indian’s Image in the AfroAmerican Novel, 1986. Theorizing Spirit: The Critical Challenges of Elizabeth Nunez’s When Rocks Dance and Beyond the Limbo Silence, 2005. Changing Currents: Transnational Caribbean Literary and Cultural Criticism, 2006.