History Graduate Student Sharece Blakney Finds Her Passion through Research

Sharece Blakney is a first-generation college student, and grew up expecting to simply enter the workforce upon completing high school. Yet, she took to the academic life instantly. She is on her way to completing her third degree, with plans for a fourth. College first began to factor in her thoughts when her third-grade teacher, … Read more of History Graduate Student Sharece Blakney Finds Her Passion through Research

Viewing of “Timbuktu” and Panel Discussion on Feb. 12

As part of the Black History Month celebration and the twentieth anniversary of the Center for African Studies at Rutgers University, the Africana Studies Program will host a viewing of Timbuktu, a 2014 film by Abderrahmane Sissoko, and a panel discussion.  The panelists include Dr. Carolyn Brown, Professor of History at Rutgers University; Guy Weston of … Read more of Viewing of “Timbuktu” and Panel Discussion on Feb. 12

Join us on 2/1 for the Black History Month Kick-Off and M.K. Asante Keynote Address

All are welcome to join Rutgers University–Camden on Thursday, February 1st, as the celebration of Black History Month begins.   At 12:45 p.m. in the Campus Center’s Multi-Purpose Room, Sandra Turner-Barnes, a poet, fiction writer, lyricist, will present “Critical, Little Known Truths, Regarding African Enslavement within the State of New Jersey.”  Presented by the Africana Studies … Read more of Join us on 2/1 for the Black History Month Kick-Off and M.K. Asante Keynote Address

Final CURE Seminar of Fall Semester Scheduled for 12/15

Jason Romisher, an MA candidate in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, will be the guest speaker at the final Center for Urban Research and Education (CURE) seminar of the fall semester.  The title of his talk is “Student Activism and the Black Liberation Movement in Lawnside, New Jersey.” This … Read more of Final CURE Seminar of Fall Semester Scheduled for 12/15

LGBTQ+ History Month Film Screening Concludes 10/25

On October 25th, the Women’s and Gender Studies Program will conclude its film series, which is part of the month-long celebration of LGBTQ+ History Month.  The next film to be shown is Moonlight, an Oscar-winning film about a a young man growing up in Miami.  Dr. Keith Green, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Africana Studies Program, … Read more of LGBTQ+ History Month Film Screening Concludes 10/25

Register Now for the Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts Conference on 3/31

Registration is now open for the one-day conference, “Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts”, scheduled for Friday, March 31st.  The conference will examine relationships between diverse unfreedoms (such as slavery, imprisonment, captivity, serfdom, domestic service, caste, etc.) as people understand and negotiate them, in autobiographic narratives, fiction, course cases, disputes, etc.; transitions between social institutions and … Read more of Register Now for the Diverse Unfreedoms and their Ghosts Conference on 3/31

The Fifth Annual Lecture in Childhood Studies to be Held 2/23

The Department of Childhood Studies will present its fifth annual lecture on Thursday, February 23rd.  Dr. Mary Celeste Kearney, Associate Professor of Film, Television, and Theater at the University of Notre Dame, is the guest speaker.  Dr. Kearney’s lecture is titled, “Always Extras? Black Girlhood, U.S. Media, and Girls’ Studies.” This lecture begins at 4 … Read more of The Fifth Annual Lecture in Childhood Studies to be Held 2/23

Discussion of African American Children’s Literature Scheduled for 2/20

Continuing with Black History Month’s theme of “Picturing Black Childhood: African American Images in Children’s Literature,” Dr. Nyeema Watson, Associate Chancellor of Civic Engagement, will lead a discussion called, “From Topsy to Tiana: Black Children’s Literature in Theory and Practice” on Monday, February 20th, from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m., at the Writers House. Dr. … Read more of Discussion of African American Children’s Literature Scheduled for 2/20