The African and African diaspora studies department hosted Willie Jamaal Wright, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Florida, on April 12 as part of the New Directions Lecture Series. Wright discussed his latest project, a book on how Black artists in historically Black neighborhoods use art and public performance to create a vision of development rather than gentrification.
Nash Calls for ‘Stewardship’ in Black Feminist Citation
Northwestern professor Jennifer Nash was the second lecturer in the New Directions series, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the African and African Diaspora Studies program.
African and African Diaspora Studies Now a Major
Provost and Dean of Faculties David Quigley announced the change at Faculty Convocation on Wednesday. Students have been able to pursue a minor in the subject since 1985.
Copeland Reflects On 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination
“Throughout the nearly 13 years of his public, Christian social ministry, King so attuned himself to the word of God, as to recover and to exercise the biblical vocation of prophecy for his country, our country, indeed, for the world.” Theology professor M. Shawn Copeland said.
Rwandan Genocide Survivor Shares His Story of Tragedy, Forgiveness
By studying sociology, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa came to understand the cause of the Rwandan genocide: learned hate.
African, African Diaspora Courses Added to Social Science, History Core
On Wednesday evening, the African and African Diaspora Studies department announced that its courses will be counted towards the social science and history core requirements starting in the fall of 2016.