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Professor Elijah Anderson
February 1, 2018
Professor Elijah Anderson will receive the W.E.B. DuBois Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award from the American Sociological Association at the Annual Meeting in...
Fadila Habchi
January 16, 2018
Yale College Dean Marvin Chun has named Fadila Habchi, (GRD ’18 ) to be interim dean of Branford College. Habchi, a PhD candidate in American and African American Studies,...
The Rape of Recy Taylor
December 20, 2017
Crystal Feimster provides historical context to the  long tradition of black women speaking out against sexual abuse in a discussion of the film, “The Rape of Recy Taylor,” (...
Image from a student's zine in Crystal Feimster's history course
December 14, 2017
A creative mid-term assignment devised by Professor Crystal Feimster for her  history course, “The Long Civil Rights Movement,” invites students to delve deep into the...
Connor Williams
December 13, 2017
On a recently released episode of GLC podcast, Slavery and Its Legacies, Connor Williams  discusses with Thomas Thurston (GLC) the creation of “Voices from the Archive,” an...
December 8, 2017
NPR’s popular program, “Marketplace,”  features music selected by Daphne Brooks, who, as a noted scholar of  black popular music, was invited to contribute selected...
Elijah Anderson
November 20, 2017
One of the nation’s leading urban ethnographers will talk in a free, public address, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, in the Elson Floyd Cultural Center at Washington State...
David Blight
November 3, 2017
  American political culture today is in need of historical grounding. The anxiety occurring in the wake of the November 2016 U.S. presidential election has prompted a search...
Crystal Feimster
September 25, 2017
Crystal Feimster, Associate Professor of  African  American Studies and American Studies at Yale, will participate in a conversation on the historical significance of...
The Era footwork club of Chicago
August 27, 2017
Wills Glasspiegel continued his exploration of the innovative dance form, “footwork,” in this new documentary featuring The Era footwork crew in Chicago.   “Group reimagining...
Ashley James
August 18, 2017
The Brooklyn Museum has announced the appointment of Ashley James as Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art. James will be the curatorial lead on the upcoming exhibition “Soul...