• BGHRA Convention 2013

    We are pleased to announce the Third Annual International Convention of the Black German Heritage & Research Association to be held August 8-11, 2013 at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Conference Features

    The conference will feature a keynote address by Maisha Eggers, Professor of Childhood and Diversity Studies at the University of Magdeburg, a screening of the 1952 film “Toxi” and presentations by guest artists Sharon Dodua Otoo and Sandrine Micossé-Aikins, editors of “The Little Book of Big Visions: How To Be an Artist and Revolutionize the World"
  • Flexible Accommodations

    The many choices in accommodations available ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay for all our guests, even those on a limited budget.
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Accommodations

The following arrangements are available on a first-come first-serve basis :

Amherst College Dorm Rooms (Arrangements made through registration)

$40.00 per PERSON PER night.  SINGLE AND DOUBLE ROOMS ARE AVAILABLE  A bill will be generated and sent to registrants by e-mail; payment must be made by check and RETURNED via regular mail.
 
We have group rates at AT THE ECONO LODGE AND HOLIDAY INN EXP IN HADLEY, MA., A TEN-MINUTE DRIVE FROM AMHERST COLLEGE. (YOU MUST Mention Black German Conference at Amherst College WHEN MAKING YOUR RESERVATION TO RECEIVE THE GROUP RATE.)
 

Econo Lodge: The group rate IS $80 plus tax (Thurs) and $114 plus tax (Fri/Sat). There is no minimum stay requirement.  YOU MUST CALL THE MOTEL DIRECTLY TO RECEIVE THE GROUP RATE, 413/582-7077.

 

Holiday Inn Exp: The group rate IS $125 plus tax (Thurs) and $151 plus tax (Fri/Sat). The Standard rate is $140 plus tax (Thurs) and $170 plus tax (Fri/Sat). There is a TWO night minimum stay requirement for all Saturday check-ins (THIS WILL NOT AFFECT PARTICIPANTS CHECKING IN ON THURSDAY OR FRIDAY).  YOU MUST CALL THE MOTEL DIRECTLY TO RECEIVE THE GROUP RATE, 413/582-0002

 

Other lodging options include:

 

Howard Johnson, HADLEY : The standard rate would be $90 plus tax (Thurs) and $120 plus tax (Fri/Sat). There is no minimum stay requirement.

 

Courtyard Marriott, HADLEY: The standard rate is $170 plus tax (Thurs) and $200 plus tax (Fri/Sat). There is a two night minimum stay requirement for all Saturday check-ins.

The Lord Jeffery Inn, ADJACENT TO THE AMHERST COLLEGE CAMPUS: The standard rate is $210 plus tax (Thurs) and $245 plus tax @11.7% (Fri/Sat). There is a 2 night minimum stay requirement for all Friday and Saturday check-ins.

Map & Directions

Featured Artists

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Sharon Otoo:Witnessed:The Little Book of Big Visions. How to be an Artist and Revolutionize the World

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Sandrine Micossé-Aikins : Editor: Witnessed Series  "Edition Assemblage"