Philosophy Born of Struggle 2009
I would like to express my profound thanks to Professor Blanche Radford Curry and the Fayetteville State University Community for hosting the Sixteenth Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference and particularly the members of the philosophy faculty for their remarkable contribution in making the event the success it has been. Their wonderful generosity will be highly cherished
Our theme on Race , Religion and Social Transformation generated some very interesting presentations which resulted in a number of on going conversations in the realm of philosophical theology, religious ideation and identity formation and religion and the intellectual life, and how these concepts and motivations inform social movements. We hope in the near future we will be able to host a conference with a similar theme to continue to explore an area that is central to the America experience.
Special thanks to our friends and colleagues who travelled from across these United States to be part of this gathering. Your constant support over the years has been central to our effort in bringing this aspect of the African American intellectual tradition to a wider audience and provide a space in which we can celebrate our professional and personal lives . Every year we have seen some of our younger scholars make excellent presentations at these conferences and this year was no exception.
Congratulations to professors Tommy Curry and Steven Ferguson for continuing this tradition.
I am very happy to inform everyone that Professor Greg Moses a foundation member of PBS will be our host in Austin Texas for our 2010 gathering. The working theme is: Equality, Education, and Economic Empowerment. The conference will be around the usual time in October. The exact date will be announced soon.
See you all in Texas and thanks again for a wonderful 2009.
J. Everet Green