University of Minnesota Hosting a Conference on Global Racial Inequality

The fourth World Conference on Remedies to Racial and Ethnic Economic will be held in Minneapolis on October 11-13.

Stanford Sees a Surge in African Studies Students

The number of students taking African studies courses at Stanford has increased 27 percent over the past eight years.

Anthony Pinn Is the Founding Director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative...

Dr. Pinn is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religious studies at Rice University in Houston.

Emory University Expands Its African Origins Database

Emory has added the names of an additional 80,000 African captives who were victims of the illegal slave trade.

New Florida Atlantic University Website Explores Contemporary Race Relations

The project is under the direction of Kitty Oliver, a veteran journalist who teaches in the department of communication and multimedia studies at FAU.

For Its Centennial, Rice University Will Celebrate African American Art

Rice University, which until 1965 did not admit Black students, is planning to show a major exhibit of African American art to celebrate its centennial.

Penn Creates Africana Studies Department

The new department will have 11 standing faculty members and will be chaired by Camille Z. Charles, a professor of sociology at Penn.

University of Minnesota Renames Its Institute on Race and Poverty

The name was changed to the Institute on Metropolitan Opportunity to reflect the broadening field of research being undertaken at the institute.

New Research Center on Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The new center will be under the direction of Alfonzo Thurmond, a professor of administrative leadership and former dean of the School of Education.

Students Learn How to Preserve HBCU Photo Collections

Twenty students from 10 historically Black colleges and universities recently took part in a seven-day workshop at the University of Delaware on preserving old photographs.

Chad Williams to Lead Black Studies Department at Brandeis University

For the past six years, Dr. Williams has been on the history department faculty at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York.

An Honor for the Africana Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati

The department received the Sankore Institutional Award from the National Council for Black Studies at the council's annual convention in Atlanta.

Author’s Son Seeks Ownership of a Malcolm X Letter Now in the Syracuse University...

The son of Alex Haley, who helped Malcolm X with his autobiography, states that the letter may be worth as much as $650,000.

New Journal on African American Education Founded at Wayne State University

African American Learners, a new peer-reviewed online journal, will be published twice each year.

Center for Black Music Research May Be on the Chopping Block

The center, at Columbia College in Chicago, has had its budget slashed by 70 percent since 2006. Now the interim provost has recommended that funding be eliminated.

Johns Hopkins Exhibit Examines the University’s Black History

The exhibit, entitled "The Indispensable Role of Blacks at Johns Hopkins," pays tribute to 50 individuals "whose professional and personal achievements have brought honor to the institution."

Allegations of Academic Fraud Leveled at the Black Studies Program at Chapel Hill

Many of the allegations involve former department chairman Julius Nyang’oro, who is retiring from the university as of July 1.

Emory University Opens Its Archives of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

The archive includes materials from 918 boxes documenting the activities of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1968 to 2007.

The University of Texas Arlington to Explore Its Racial History

The new Center for African American Studies will conduct an oral history project involving its earliest Black alumni.

Mississippi University for Women Undertakes an Oral History of the Local Civil Rights Movement

Eleven students are conducting the interviews which will be digitally stored at the Columbus-Lowdnes Public Library.

Penn State Splits African and African American Studies

The Department of African and African American Studies will be split into two separately budgeted academic entities.

Emory University Video Series Highlights Lesser Known Events in Civil Rights History

A series of videos entitled "The Hidden History of the Quest for Civil Rights," offers history lessons on lesser known events of the civil rights struggle.

Toni Morrison Society Sets Up Shop at Oberlin College

The international literary society founded in 1993 and dedicated to scholarly research on the works of the Nobel laureate, will now be housed at Oberlin College in Ohio.

Stony Brook University Offers New Master’s Degree Program in Africana Studies

This fall the university will offer for the first time a master's degree program in Africana studies.

New Center on Race and Democracy Debuts at Tufts University

The founding director of the new center at Tufts is Peniel E. Joseph, a professor of history at the university.

University of Arkansas Little Rock to Debut a New Academic Program on Race and...

Students in the new minor degree program scheduled to begin this fall will take two required courses and six electives.

Three Finalists for Post at the Center for Black Culture & Research at West...

The three finalists vying for assistant director of the center are James Jackson, Curtis Proctor, and Maurice Gipson.

Martin Puryear to Design Slavery Memorial at Brown University

The project will recognize the historic ties of Brown University's founders to the slave trade. The memorial will be located near the site of the university's earliest buildings, some of which were built with the help of slave labor.

University of Virginia Unveils New Digitized Oral History Project of the Civil Rights Era

The recorded interviews of scores of attorneys and scholars who were active in the civil rights movement were conducted in the 1980s and are now available online.

How Do Black Men Succeed in College?

Black men who were successful in college tended to have families who were committed to higher education and had a mentor during their K-12 years.

Brown University Student Discovers a Lost Speech of Malcolm X

An audiotape of the 1961 speech that no one had heard for 50 years was found in the university's archives.

Northwestern University to Host a Summit of Black Studies Doctoral Programs

The three-day conference will be held in April and will be highlighted by a keynote address from poet and Yale University scholar Elizabeth Alexander.

Multimedia Exhibit Examines the Journeys of African American Women in Higher Education

Roxana Walker-Canton's work will be on display for two weeks in February on the campus of Fairfield University in Connecticut.

Pioneering Black Chemists in Ohio

Sabrina N. Collins, an assistant professor of chemistry at the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, has published an informative study on some of the earliest African American chemists in Ohio.

University of Miami to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Its Racial Desegregation

Today, the University of Miami has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.

Temple University’s New Website Documents the Civil Rights Struggle in Philadelphia

The website devotes much of its attention to the desegregation of Girard College in Philadelphia and the Columbia Avenue riots of 1964.

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