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In Memoriam - Demetria Shabazz

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

We are deeply saddened by the loss of our beloved colleague Professor Demetria Rougeaux Shabazz.  Her obituary was published on Sept. 19, 2023 as shown below....

Professor Parker Co-authors The New Civil Rights Movement Reader

Monday, April 3, 2023

On Friday, April 28, UMass Press is set to publish “The New Civil Rights Movement Reader: Resistance, Resilience, and Justice,” from Traci Parker, associate professor of Afro-American Studies at...

Karl Lyn - 2023 Recipient of the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

We are pleased to announce that one of our amazing PhD students, Karl Lyn, has been named a 2023 recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, administered by the National...

AfroAm Alums Accepted into top PhD Programs

Friday, March 24, 2023

Three graduates from last year's undergraduate cohort in Afro-American Studies have accepted offers into top PhD programs in Africana Studies, History, and American Studies. Thank you to those...

Two Doctoral Students will be Honored at the NCBS Conference 2023

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Two doctoral candidates in the Du Bois Department will be honored at the 2023 National Council for Black Studies (NCBS) Annual Conference in Gainesville, FL....

Professor Amilcar Shabazz Receives 2023 Ruth B. Loving Civil Rights Award

Friday, February 3, 2023

Congratulations to Professor Amilcar Shabazz on being awarded the Ruth B. Loving Civil Rights Award! ...