Knox College staff, faculty at national conference

From the Register-Mail:

Last weekend, Knox College students and staff traveled to Cleveland for the Association for Black Culture Centers’ 19th annual conference.

Knox joined more than 50 colleges and universities from throughout the country at the conference, the theme of which was “Negotiating the Politics of a Black Presidency.” Keynote speakers included: “60 Minutes” correspondent Byron Pitts and Academy-Award-nominated actress Margaret Avery.

Knox has been headquarters for the national association for Black Culture Centers since 1989, when Fred Lee Hord, director of the school’s black studies program, founded it. That same year Knox hosted the first of the now annual conferences.

Hord and ABCC executive assistant Terry Duffy traveled to the conference with four Knox students.