SOURCE: Chronicle of Higher Education
A recent eruption of dissention in UCLA's African American Studies department arguably reflects the strains caused by poor institutional support by the university, an issue faced by Black Studies departments on many campuses.
SOURCE: Paris Review
by Imani Perry
Wideman's account of events leading to the bombing of MOVE by Philadelphia police "is not just a map of the city but of the nation and our collective condition."
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by J. T. Roane
An interview with Tiffany Lethabo King, author of The Black Shoals: Offshore Formations of Black and Native Studies (Duke University Press, 2019).
SOURCE: NPR Codeswitch
50 years ago, studying the history and culture of any people who were not white and Western was considered radical.
But what may be more interesting is that only 2 school districts in the country require all students starting to take a half-year course in African-American Studies, Caribbean/Latin-American Studies or Perspectives on Race to graduate.
A flier for his course – “White Supremacy History/Defeat” – was changed to read: “Black Nationalism History/Defeat.”
SOURCE: Yale Daily News
African American Studies professor Matthew Jacobson says the chants of the students offered a perfect structure for his class on “Politics and Culture of the American ‘Color Line.’ "
SOURCE: Evanston Patch
Northwestern University issued the following obituary of former professor Jan Carew, who died Dec. 6:Jan Carew, professor emeritus of African American studies at Northwestern University, died Dec. 6 in Louisville, Kentucky. He was 92.Professor of African American Studies from 1973 to 1987, Carew was described as the “quintessential Renaissance Man – an author, historian, internationalist, public intellectual, social justice activist and pioneer in experimenting with sustainable lifestyles for people of color.”Darlene Clark Hine, Board of Trustees Professor of African American studies and professor of history at Northwestern, said Carew was an important leader of Black studies....
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