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Judith Jamison
“To Thy Own Self Be True”: Reflections by a Modern Dance Icon

The Hamilton College Voices of Color Lecture Series welcomed renowned dance icon Judith Jamison for an intimate talk in the Chapel on April 18. The Series honors C. Christine Johnson, former director of the Hamilton College Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP. In the context of being an empowered role model, eager to give back, Jamison reflected on her career in the performing arts, most significantly her involvement in classical ballet.  More ...

Joseph Anderson'13, Nanyamka Fleming '14, Athina Chartelain '13, Anthony Jackson '15, Reuben Dizengoff '15, and Gretha Suarez '15, pose for a photo with Cornel West, center.
Cornel West Expands on "Know Thyself" in Hamilton Lecture

For the 10th annual installment of the Voices of Color Lecture Series honoring C. Christine Jonson, former director of the Higher Education Opportunities Program at Hamilton, the campus community was invited to share their evening with Dr. Cornel West, a renowned academic and social justice advocate who gave a lecture to a packed house in Wellin Hall.  More ...

Touré speaks in the Chapel at Hamilton on March 28.
Touré Discusses "Post-Blackness" in Voices of Color Lecture

One of the biggest and most dangerous misconceptions of the modern day is the notion that we live in a post-racial America, that institutionalized racism is effectively over and everyone can afford to live “colorblind.” But how does post-racism differ from post-blackness? Touré, pundit and author of Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?, constructed his own analysis around a television show that most college students know: (Comedy Central’s) Chappelle’s Show.  More ...

Spike Lee, second from left, visits with Hamilton students before his lecture.
Spike Lee Tells Tales of His Entry Into Filmmaking

As a child, Spike Lee admits he “wasn’t even aware people made films.” He recalled spending entire Saturdays at the Leto Theatre in Brooklyn, N.Y., while he was growing up, but said he wasn’t thinking about a career in filmmaking until the beginning of his junior year in college. “Film discovered me,” as Lee described it.  More ...

Harold Ford, Jr., spoke in the Hamilton Chapel.
Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr., Visits Campus in Voices of Color Lecture

Hamilton welcomed Harold Ford, Jr., as part of its Voices of Color Lecture Series on April 21. Ford is a former U.S. Representative and is currently the chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and an NBC News analyst. His talk focused on the challenges facing the United States political system and ways in which they can be overcome.  More ...

Harold Ford, Jr.
Former Tennessee Congressman Harold Ford Jr. to Give Voices of Color Lecture

Harold Ford, Jr., chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council and NBC news analyst, will lecture as this year’s Voices of Color speaker on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m., in the Hamilton College Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.  More ...