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Dr. Alex M. Carter Receives the Esther M. Terry Award

Monday, April 25, 2022

Dr. Alex Carter has been selected to receive the Esther M. Terry Award for his Distinguished Dissertation in Afro-American Studies, Ph.D. 2021....

Maya Cunningham Receives Ford Fellowship

Monday, April 25, 2022

Congratulations Maya!...
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Recipients of the Chester Davis Scholarship Award 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

We are pleased to announce that this year's Chester Davis Scholarship has been awarded to two of our majors: Carolyn Parker-Fairbain and Zach Steward. Both Carolyn and Zach are dedicated majors in...

Shabazz Named Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Amilcar Shabazz, W.E.B. Du Bois Professor of Afro-American Studies at UMass Amherst and president of the National Council on Black Studies, has been named a 2021-22 Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished...
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Dr. Julia Charles Featured on MSNBC Podcast Into America

Thursday, February 18, 2021

With Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist, Trymaine Lee...

UMass Amherst Launches Black Presence Initiative

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

AMHERST, Mass. – The University of Massachusetts Amherst has launched a new Black Presence Initiative. The Initiative, spearheaded by the Office of Equity and Inclusion, is coordinating a series of...