Assistant Professor, DJ Polite, and author and journalist, David Zucchino, remind us what happened in North Carolina nearly 125 years ago. From DJ Polite via Black Perspectives / "The Wilmington Massacre of 1898 remains one of the clearest demonstrations of white supremacy and Jim Crow violently erasing the progress and promise
Applications for an innovative new exchange program are being accepted now. Learn more HERE. | From the Smithsonian / "In coordination with, and with support from, the U.S. Department of State’s Cultural Heritage Center, SI is developing a two-year cultural exchange program that will bring together scholars and experts from
Virtual Event: December 1, 2022 | From Black Freedom Studies / Featuring the discussants Drs. Kabria Baumgartner, Christopher Bonastia, Michael Hines, and Brian Jones, this Conversation will be moderated by the co-organizers of the Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series, Robyn Spencer and Jeanne Theoharis. - REGISTER HERE Conversations in Black Freedom
Event: November 12, 2022 | From the Schomburg / "The Schomburg Center’s annual Open House is an invitation to the general public to come inside the Center and learn about our approach to research, preservation, and exhibition of materials focused on African American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. It is an
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery is pleased to announce the opening of the competition for the 2023 Harriet Tubman Prize, which will be awarded to a distinguished nonfiction book published in the United States on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World.
The Latin American Studies Association (LASA) is the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America. With over 13,000 members, over 60% of whom reside outside the United States, LASA is the one association that brings together experts on Latin
Brooklyn students demand an AP African-American Studies course. We call that A+ work. | From NBC News / "AP African American Studies is multidisciplinary, drawing from literature, the arts and humanities, political science, geography and science. The course is expected to be available to all interested high schools in the 2024-25 school
Dates: October 14-16, 2022 | "SVAFF 2022 presents a full menu of 102 feature and short length narrative, documentary, and animation films from 33 countries. Festival highlights include a VIP/Red Carpet opening night reception, film screenings, parade of flags of all countries in the festival, libation ceremony, live African music
Event: October 17, 2022 | Ashley Farmer will discuss Queen Mother Audley Moore (1898–1997), one of the most influential activists and thinkers of the 20th century. Moore was an important progenitor of Black Nationalist thought and activism. Ashley Farmer is an associate professor in the Departments of History and African
Scholar Keisha Blain shares how Fannie Lou Hamer's life, work, and message still speak to contemporary America. A Black Perspective. | "Despite the voluminous scholarship on Black women leaders in the movement, including the pioneering works of Barbara Ransby, Jeanne Theoharis, Vicki L. Crawford, Joseph Fitzgerald, and many others, too many
The largest population of African descent outside of Africa is found in Brazil. And the reach goes far beyond Bahia. Never, ever forget...where we are. | 2) But law number 10.639/03 isn't enforced. Inspired by the #1619project @TiagoRogero launched a series of podcasts on Afro-Brazilian history. A timely
From PBS/ MAKING BLACK AMERICA: THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE is a four-part series from executive producer, host and writer Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which will premiere October 4th on PBS stations nationwide. Professor Gates, with directors Stacey L. Holman and Shayla Harris, chronicle the vast social networks and organizations created
Event: October 27,2022 | In And There Was Light, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer and #1 New York Times bestselling author chronicles the life of Abraham Lincoln, charting how—and why—he confronted secession, threats to democracy, and the tragedy of slavery to expand the possibilities of America. Jon Meacham will
For five decades Ella Baker (b. 1903 in Virginia) played a central, powerful, behind the scenes role in organizing for democracy, equality, & justice in the 20th century US. She collaborated with leaders from WEB DuBois to Rosa Parks. pic.twitter.com/02xhMym6mz — ChristinaProenzaColes (@ProenzaColes) October 4, 2022
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
Martha Jones is part of Making Black America, the new documentary from Henry Louis Gates. Premiere: October 4, 2022 | Thrilled to be a part of @HenryLouisGates’ new series Making Black America: Through The Grapevine! #MakingBlackAmericaPBS: Building communities and attaining social, political and economic success in the face of racial segregation.
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.