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Samba Soul & Civil Rights

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Maya Cunningham's radio show Music In Culture: Sounds of the Black Experience was featured on a special broadcast in connection with the March On Washington on Fri. Aug 28th, 3-7 pm on WPFW 89.3 FM...

RBS-Mellon SoFCB Junior Fellows for 2020-22

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Dr. Crystal Donkor and Dr. Jacinta Saffold have been selected as Junior Fellows of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography (SoFCB) at Rare Book School, out of a highly...
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Professor Smethurst's Book Release

Monday, July 20, 2020

Brick City Vanguard: Amiri Baraka, Black Music, Black Modernity (African American Intellectual History), by James Smethurst (University of Massachusetts Press, 2020)...
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Professor Traci Parker on C-SPAN

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Professor Parker's interview featuring Dr. Esther Terry on the 1960 Lunch Counter Sit-Ins.   See the full video here: 
Miles Collins-Sibley

Miles Collins-Sibley's Poem Published

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Please view Miles Collins-Sibley's recent poem here:

Dr. Crystal Webster's Essay in The American Historian

Monday, June 15, 2020

"The History of Black Girls and the Field of Black Girlhood Studies: At the Forefront of Academic Scholarship" ...