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W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

                            The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois offered a view into the live...

Central Area Block Party Postponed until 10/18

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

See our events page for details.

Teach-in held in response to recent racist incidents at UMass

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Over 200 people gathered to hear two panels...

Bracey Receives James F. Hennessey Award

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Springfield Branch NAACP presented the award to Professor Bracey at their Centennial Freedom Fund Banquet on Thursday, September 13th, 2018.  The Hennessey Award is "the highest recognition...

We Need to Include Black Women's Experience in the Movement Against Campus Sexual Assault

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The national movement to address teh college rape crisis seldom reflects the complexities of gender, race, and class black women face at both predominantly white institutions and historically black...

Du Bois Department Welcomes Its New Chair, Stephanie Shonekan

Monday, July 23, 2018

Before joining the faculty at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Stephanie Shonekan served as Chair of the Department of Black Studies at the University of Missouri (Mizzou), Columbia, where...