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Wednesday, November 16, 2022


Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2022

John Torrey, Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department

John Torrey, assistant professor of philosophy and of Africana studies, has been appointed to the New York State 400 Years of African-American History Commission. Established by Governor Kathy Hochul and named after the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the English colonies in August 1619, the commission serves to educate the public on the impact Africans and African Americans have made on the United States and New York State. Through research, events, and activities, the commission will help spark community dialogue about the history of racism in America and will recognize and highlight the resilience and contributions of African Americans since 1619. The inaugural meeting of the New York State Commission on African American History will be open to the public, starting at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will also be live-streamed.