Call for Presentations - 2020 National Conference

We encourage you to present at the 2020 Conference on the theme “The Relevance of the Teachings of W.E.B. Du Bois in the 21st Century.”  Students are encouraged to select one of eleven themes from Du Bois’ book, The Souls of Black Folk, and prepare a scholarly presentation.  An award will be given for the best presentation.


Important Due Dates

Abstract: Saturday November 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM

Final Submission: Friday, January 31, 2020 by 11:59 PM

Click each icon below to learn more and to submit an abstract.

Partially opened first edition of "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois from the Kinsey Collection.

Choose a Theme

from "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois.

  • The Existence of the Veil
  • The Importance of Education
  • Duality and “Double Consciousness”
  • Persistence of Racism
  • The Problem of the Color-Line
  • The Injustice of Death
  • The Importance and Centrality of Religion
  • Black Leaders as Symbols of Change
  • Accommodationism
  • Civil Rights
  • Material vs. Psychological Racism
Silhouette of a woman speaking at a podium.

Pick a Format

that matches your talents and skills and highlights the theme.

  • Paper Presentation
  • Round Table Presentation and Discussion
  • Poster Presentation
  • Slideshow/PowerPoint Presentation
  • Photo-collage Presentation
  • Spoken-word Presentation
Screenshot of the first three pages of the Call for Presentations Procedures.

Read the Procedures

to ensure your proposal meets all requirements.

Your proposal abstract and full submission for a scholarly presentation must meet all requirements found in the policies and procedures document.

Submit an Abstract

using the online submission tool by Saturday, November 30, 2019.

If your scholarly presentation abstract meets all requirements, click the image above to complete an online form and upload the Word document.