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UMass Amherst African-American Studies Program Comes of Age

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Visionary Leadership...
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Edited and introduced by Johanna Ortner, doctoral student in Afro-American Studies

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

New pubication: Frances Ellen Watkins (Harper)’s Forest Leaves (ca. 1846) as the latest installment of Just Teach One: Early African American Print on Common-Place: The Journal of Early American...
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Kevin Harrington ’16 Featured in UMass Magazine for Galactic Discoveries

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As a UMass student, Kevin Harrington ‘16 double-majored in Astronomy and Psychology & Brain Sciences, but minored in Afro-American Studies. In addition to his ambitious academic work, Kevin’s...
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Steven C. Tracey Named Distinguished Professor

Monday, January 9, 2017

Steven C. Tracy is considered the leading authority on the intersection of African-American literature and blues music. He is the author of Langston Hughes and the Blues (plus subsequent editions,...
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Chester Davis Scholarship Fund

Friday, October 21, 2016

Please click here to give to the Chester Davis Scholarship Fund.
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Forty Years After: Chinua Achebe and Africa in the Global Imagination

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

On February 18, 1975, the great African writer Chinua Achebe presented a Chancellor’s Lecture at the University of Massachusetts, entitled ‘An Image of Africa: Racism in Conrad’s Heart of Darkness....
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