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

Join us for an Evening with Illustrator E.B. Lewis on 2/16

Join us on Thursday, February 16th, as we continue our celebration of Black History Month, which will focus on “Picturing Black Childhood: African American Images in Children’s Literature.”  E.B. Lewis, a pioneer in the field of children’s illustration and a repeat recipient of the Children’s Africana Book Award, will discuss his career, during which he … Read more of Join us for an Evening with Illustrator E.B. Lewis on 2/16

Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture Scheduled for 2/1

In honor of Black History Month, the Africana Studies Program, the Office of the Chancellor, and the Office of Civic Engagement will host the annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture on Wednesday, February 1st.  Marley Dias, founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, will be the guest speaker.  All are welcome to this event, though registration is required.  The event begins … Read more of Annual Ida B. Wells-Barnett Lecture Scheduled for 2/1

Lecture Regarding Music in Fishing Culture Scheduled for 11/29

Eric Debrah Otchere of the University of Cape Coast in Ghana will be a guest lecturer on Tuesday, November 29th, to discuss, “Seashore Harmonies: The Message in the Songs of a Dying Fishing Culture.”  He will speak particularly about two surviving singing-fishing communities in Cape Coast and how the fishing songs reflect the belief system, … Read more of Lecture Regarding Music in Fishing Culture Scheduled for 11/29

History Department to Present a Lecture on 3/23

The Department of History will host a lecture by Dr. Kathleen M. Brown, who will present, “In Search of Free Labor: Abolitionist Boycotts of Slave-Made Goods,” a lecture drawn from her forthcoming book, Undoing Slavery: Abolition and the Argument over Humanity.  Dr. Brown is a professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.  The event will take … Read more of History Department to Present a Lecture on 3/23

Darnell Moore to Deliver Capstone Address for Black History Month on 2/23

February is Black History Month, and Dr. Keith Green, Associate Professor of English and Director of the Africana Studies program, has put together a full slate of activities that are inspired by a West African symbol called “Sankofa,” which translates to “go back and fetch it.”  Correspondingly, this year’s Black History Month events at Rutgers–Camden … Read more of Darnell Moore to Deliver Capstone Address for Black History Month on 2/23

“Love Jam: Let Our Voices Be Heard” Scheduled for 2/19

Black History Month continues with the program, “Love Jam: Let Our Voices Be Heard,” which celebrates African American music.  The event will take place on Friday, February 19th, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. in the Gordon Theater.  Love Jam, which is free and open to all, is produced by the Unity Community Center of South … Read more of “Love Jam: Let Our Voices Be Heard” Scheduled for 2/19