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Photo of Angela Onwuachi-Willig
September 10, 2013
“Laws alone don’t promise equality,” as Angela Onwuachi-Willig illustrates using the heartbreaking 1920’s court case case Rhinelander v. Rhinelander. Societal norms and...
Photo of Ed Rugemer
September 10, 2013
Ed Rugemer brings to light previously overlooked connections between slave codes established in Barbadoes (1661), adapted in Jamaica (1684) and those implemented in setting...
The New Black:: What Has Changed--and What Has Not--with Race in America
August 29, 2013
Jonathan Holloway, Elizabeth Alexander and Angela Onwuachi-Willig are published in the newly released collection of essays titled, The New Black: What Has Changed–and...
Elizabeth Alexander poem in Ghana, Yale
August 5, 2013
A class of Ghanaian students, ages 12 to 26, were introduced recently to the poem, Praise Song for the Day,” written by Elizabeth Alexander in honor of President Barack Obama...
Hazel Carby
June 15, 2013
Hazel Carby will speak on the panel, “Afrofuturism’s Others,” at Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, London, on Saturday, June 15, 14:00-16:00. “In the context of Gallagher...
June 12, 2013
Elizabeth Alexander will receive the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards for Lifetime Achievement in Literature on June 15, 2013. Celebrate Elizabeth’s life and work on the...
May 30, 2013
Jafari Allen’s commentary, “On a Black Queer Morehouse Commencement,” is published in the Huffington Post.HuffPost Gay Voices, Monday, May 22, 2013. http://www....
May 22, 2013
A Bridge Over Troubled Urban Waters Marcus Hunter’s article, “A Bridge Over Troubled Urban Waters,” appears online at the DuBois Review. Abstract: Generating new...
May 17, 2013
The Department of African American Studies will join with affiliated departments to confer the combined Ph.D. on the following graduate students, Monday, May 20, 2013: La...
May 17, 2013
The Department of African American Studies will join with affiliated departments to confer the combined Ph.D. on the following graduate students, Monday, May 20, 2013:   La...
May 16, 2013
 The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada has awarded Wendell Adjetey (African American Studies/History ‘18) a prestigious Doctoral Fellowship....

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