2017 Annual Family Institute Conference Program

To view proceedings, click here: SEUSS 2017 Proceedings


In the spring of 1944, Walter R. Chivers instituted a lecture series devoted to issues concerning the African American family. He was concerned about the marriage rates in the Black community and out-of-wedlock child-bearing. Dr. Chivers was an early advocate of family planning. Following in this tradition, Dr. Anna Harvin Grant extended the Family Institute into the community by having area high school students attend the spring lectures. The Family Institute continues in the tradition of Drs. Chivers and Grant by addressing issues surrounding the Black family and community by convening the longest, continuously running social science conference in the U.S. 

The Invitation

Students are invited to submit COMPLETED papers for this competition. The papers may focus on any discipline. This year, we are particularly interested in reading works centering on intersectionality; however, papers may focus on any area of social science research and practice. Papers will also be considered for publication in a special edition of Challenge Online: The Interdisciplinary Morehouse Journal of Research.


The manuscript must be typewritten in MS Word format using ASA style guide. It should be well written with attention to grammar as well as sociological content. A professor, who has read the work, must sign the submission form attesting to its authenticity and quality.
The submission form is accessible by clicking here: 2017 Family Institute Conference Submission Form.
SUBMIT BY EMAIL TO: adria.welcher@morehouse.edu 
Please complete the form; and together with your COMPLETED manuscript send to:
Dr. Adria Welcher
Department of Sociology
217 Wheeler Hall
Morehouse College
830 Westview Dr., S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314


Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Welcher at 470-639-0393 or by email to adria.welcher@morehouse.edu