Carter-Larke Black History and Education Lecture

School of Education & Human Development | Texas A&M University

The Carter-Larke Black History and Education Lecture was established in 2017 to honor and continue the legacies of Dr. Norvella Carter and Dr. Patricia Larke upon their retirement as faculty in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture (TLAC) in the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD). This lecture has become a culminating event for Black History Month in the SEHD. These two trailblazing African American female faculty members used education and research to transform the lives of teachers and children.

Dr. Norvella Carter

Dr. Patricia Larke

Retired since 2017, Dr. Norvella Carter and Dr. Patricia Larke legacy continues through the college’s Carter and Larke Lecture Series held yearly during Black History Month. A fundraising campaign is underway to raise a minimum of $100,000 to permanently endow the event. Such an endowment could enable a yearlong lecture series, allowing prolonged conversation about issues of equity education.
Efforts are being made to permanently endow this event into a yearlong lecture series that can help prolong conversations about issues of equity in education.

Past Speakers

  • Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson (2022)
  • Dr. Chance Lewis (2021)
  • Victor Goode, Esq. (2020)
  • Dr. Keffrelyn D. Brown (2019)
  • Dr. Fred Bonner II (2018)
  • Dr. Valerie Hill-Jackson (2017)