John O. Perpener III “African-American Concert Dancers: Activism, Advocacy, and Protest”

The Paul R. Jones Annual Lecture honors Paul R. Jones and his gift of African American art to the University of Delaware. The annual lecture is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and demonstrates the significance of Black arts to humanistic studies and showcases individuals whose contributions to the field are “exemplary, interdisciplinary, and inspiring.”

John O. Perpener III will give the 2023 Paul R. Jones Distinguished Lecture titled “African-American Concert Dancers: Activism, Advocacy, and Protest.” Perpener is the author of African-American Concert Dance: The Harlem Renaissance and Beyond and has served as a primary consultant and commentator for the PBS documentary “Free to Dance.”

The lecture will be held in the Gore Recital Hall in the Roselle Center for the Arts, starting at 5 pm.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.