University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

Oct. 9, Winston Van Horne Memorial Service

The Department of Africology cordially invites all to attend a memorial service for Professor Winston Van Horne, who passed away earlier this spring. At the Zelazo Center from 3 - 6 p.m.

On Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:25 a.m. Dr. Winston Van Horne, professor in the Department of Africology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), passed. His son, Max, was holding his hand at the time, and they were all listening to Harry Belafonte’s song, “Jamaica Farewell”!.

In commemorating Dr. Van Horne, one of his africology colleagues wrote the following: Though he liked to work often in the shadow, Winston’s voice boomed and resonated far afield. His presence felt, if unseen. His vision carried beyond the confines of campus and town, reaching a global audience. He birthed a discipline, at once father and mother, but he would always say, that africology was simultaneously the newest discipline and the oldest. He had reasons for that argument, anchored in an understanding of African cosmological truths. Now that he has retreated to a well-deserved rest, he shall continue to work in the shadow, and his presence will continue to be felt, if unseen.

For more information, please contact: Professor Doreatha D. Mbalia, Chair dmbalia@uwm.edu (414) 229-4155/5080




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