January 2014 News

Photo of Nick Forster
January 29, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar, Nicholas Forster, Theodore Van Alst.   7-10pm; Loria, Room 250, 190 York St. Yale MLK Event—THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975 Please join us for a...
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January 28, 2014
In his Foregin Affairs essay, Holloway writes, “…whatever Obama’s reputation as a post-racial political leader, his political success and his political sensibility owe...
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January 21, 2014
Marcus Anthony Hunter’s Washington Post op-ed, “Voter suppression is a threat to all,” urges citizens to revive Dr. King’s call for civic education and activism...
Photo of Elizabeth Alexander
January 20, 2014
In commemoration of the Martin Luther King Jr., holiday for the PBS Newshour, Elizabeth Alexander read from her work as a way to reflect on Dr. King: “I wanted to let us...
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January 13, 2014
The Sunday New York Times featured an op-ed co-written by Vesla Weaver, Assistant Professor of Political Science and African American Studies: “Is the United States a ‘Racial...
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January 9, 2014
Amiri Baraka, the provocative Black writer, activist and iconic figure of the 1960’s Black Arts Movement, died today in Newark, NJ. He was 79 years old. Mr. Baraka taught at...
Photo of Jonathan Holloway
January 8, 2014
Jonathan Holloway talks with James G. Basker, president, The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, about themes in Holloway’s recently published book, Jim Crow...