ESU Announces Black History Month Keynote Speaker

Posted by: Elizabeth Richardson on February 8, 2021, No Comments

The Center for Multicultural Affairs and Inclusive Education at East Stroudsburg University announced H. Bernard Hall, Ph.D. will be this year’s Black History Month keynote speaker. The keynote address, “We Goin’ Ultra Black’: Overcoming Internalized Racism & Developing a Positive Cultural Identity”, will be delivered virtually, via Zoom, on Wednesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. The event is free to the public.

Dr. Hall is an assistant professor of urban teacher education at Drexel University. His teaching and research interests include urban teacher education and development, social justice-oriented approaches to secondary English education, hip-hop pedagogy, anti-Black educational policy and practice, and critical qualitative research. Hall has facilitated numerous professional and personal development workshops on anti-racist practice in public and independent K-12 schools, colleges/universities, and community-based organizations across the Delaware Valley. His scholarship on the intersections of hip-hop pedagogy and English education has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Urban Education, International Journal of Multicultural Education, and Research in the Teaching of English, and featured at national conferences including the American Educational Research Association and National Council of Teachers of English.

Dr. Hall’s address will be accessible via Zoom, For additional information, contact L. Jamila Fleming, director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs and Inclusive Education by calling 570-422-3896 or email