Mark your calendars to attend our 7th Annual Black History Luncheon!
FEBRUARY 8, 2019
11:30am - 1:30pm
Seneca River Family Life Institute
298 South Poplar Street
Seneca, SC 29678
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Berlethia J. Pitts
Dr. Berlethia J. Pitts, a native of the Perry Hill Community of Seneca, South Carolina, is a Professor of English and African American Studies at Fort Valley State University where she serves as the Head of the Department of Languages and Liberal Studies. In 2008, she was recognized as the FVSU John W. Davison Teacher of the Year. Dr. Pitts is a member of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the Georgia Association for Women in Higher Education (GAWHE) and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Dr. Pitts received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Georgia; her masters’ degrees from Clemson University in English and Temple University in African American Studies; and her Doctor of Philosophy in African American Studies from Temple University. Her research interests focus concurrently on issues related to education, African-centered and culturally relevant pedagogy; African American history and literature; and American and English Literature.
Her life’s philosophy and purpose is to extend Peace and Love to all whom she encounters.