Northwestern professor, Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor, and UCLA professor, Robin D.G. Kelly, discuss the new Advanced Placement class in African American studies. Neither one made the cut. / From The New Yorker / On Wednesday, February 1st, the first day of Black History Month, the College Board released its long-awaited curriculum for a
Working in conjunction with the Ida B. Wells Education Project, scholar and activist Rebecca Hall, author of Wake: The Hidden History of Women-Led Slave Revolts, has developed discussion guides and learning lessons to help readers get more out of the book. | "Using in-depth archival research and the measured use of
From Nikole Hannah-Jones, premiering January 26th on Hulu. | The National Read AlongThe 1619 project prepares to help America read together, think together, and build together in 2023. | From 1619 / “The 1619 Project is The New York Times Magazine’s award-winning reframing of American history that placed slavery and its continuing
Nick Biddle has been identifed as the first person wounded in the "Great American Rebellion." | From the University of Virginia / Nick Biddle, wounded in a mob attack in Baltimore in April 1861, commissioned a carte de visite portrait (John L. Nau III Civil War History Collection) to memorialize his experience
From Harvard Law School / Professor Martha S. Jones delivered the inaugural Belinda Sutton Distinguished Lecture at Harvard Law School, titled “What’s So Hard About Hard Histories?” Jones is the Society of Black Alumni Presidential Professor, Professor of History, Professor at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. | WATCH.
Elias Rodriques reminds us why author and professor, Saidiya Hartman, has been, and is, so pivotal. | From Elias Rodriques, via The Nation / "Saidiya Hartman has shaped studies of Black life for over two decades. Her first book, 1997’s Scenes of Subjection, argued that slavery was foundational to the American
Omari Weekes explores the concept of Black emancipation with Robin Kelley on the 20th anniversary of his classic work, Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Tradition. From The Nation / "Robin D.G. Kelley has been at the forefront of chronicling the radical history of Black people. With wide-ranging work on the
Hakim Adi is Professor of Africa and the African Diaspora at the University of Chichester, and the most prominent and preeminent scholar of Blacks in the UK. He is the author of several titles, including Black British History, New Perspectives, West Africans in Britain/1900-1960, and the focus of this
The 2022 Association of Black Women Historians Symposium will feature several activities including the annual luncheon, a plenary session, professional development workshops, concurrent academic sessions, a keynote address with Treva B. Lindsey, and the ABWH annual business meeting. This year, the annual luncheon is the Living Legends Luncheon featuring special
Learn about the history of SNCC, including the Algebra Project, the Freedom Schools initiative, and its contribution to the Black Power movement, at their new educational platform. Never forget. Never, ever forget...who we are. | The SNCC Legacy Project is very excited to announce the launch of its new digital
Event: October 7, 2022 | Looking forward to discussing /Scripts of Blackness/ at the Yale Renaissance Colloquium this Friday 12.30pm EST! The talk will focus on Blackspeak (sonic impersonation). Registration link and discount code in the poster below. 🖤 pic.twitter.com/7cK7e8ksQ3 — Noémie Ndiaye (@NdiayeNoemie) October 3, 2022 Welcome! You
The University of Rochester launches a Department of Black Studies. | On September 30, 2022, The @UofR Board of Trustees approved the Department of Black Studies. So grateful to be able to do this work; thankful for the urgency of students, faculty, staff, and all who supported this endeavor. #Meliora pic.
Learn how the the Africans aboard the slave ship, Clotilda, made history. Never forget. Never, ever forget...who we are. | Exclusive: ‘Last American slave ship’ discovered in AlabamaThe schooner Clotilda smuggled African captives into the U.S. in 1860, more than 50 years after importing slaves was outlawed.National GeographicJoel