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UMass Amherst African-American Studies Program Comes of Age

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Visionary Leadership...

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...

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...

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,...

Chester Davis Scholarship Fund

Friday, October 21, 2016

Please click here to give to the Chester Davis Scholarship Fund.

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....