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Bill Fletcher Jr. to Deliver James Baldwin Lecture on Anti-Imperialism and the Black Radical Tradition

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

On February 23rd at 6pm EST, the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies, History Department and College of Humanities and Fine Arts, in collaboration with the Feinberg Family...

Kevin A. Young co-edits new book, “Trump and the Deeper Crisis”

Friday, February 10, 2023

​While many analysts emphasize Trump’s uniqueness, Professor Kevin A. Young and his co-authors argue he should be viewed as a symptom of a deeper systemic crisis. This collection, co-edited with...

Public History Graduate Students Help Unveil New Voices in Old Rooms

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

When the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum in Hadley, Mass., opened in 1949, visitors learned about six generations of the family that lived there while strolling through rooms of imported...
John H. Bracey speaking in profile

Remembering John H. Bracey, Jr.: Black Studies Pioneer and Longtime Afro-American Studies Professor Has Died at Age 81

Monday, February 6, 2023

John H. Bracey—Black Studies pioneer and longtime faculty member in the UMass Amherst W.E.B Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies since 1972—died this weekend at age 81. ...

Renowned Activist and Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg Awarded Honorary Degree By UMass Amherst in Special Ceremony Conducted in San Francisco

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Daniel Ellsberg, one of the nation’s foremost political activists and whistleblowers, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts Amherst in a special ceremony held Saturday...