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Holcomb Co-Edits ‘Transhistoricizing Claude McKay′s Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitDr. Gary Holcomb co-edited an issue of English Language Notes titled “Transhistoricizing Claude McKay′s Romance in Marseille,” published by Duke University Press. Holcomb, a professor in African American Studies at Ohio University, was conducting his dissertation research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance […]

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Posted on 04/26/2021

Screening & Discussion: Celebrating John Lewis’s Legacy, March 11

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, portraitIn celebration of Black History Month, the Center for Law, Justice & Culture and the African American Studies Department invite the campus community to a special screening and discussion of the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble on March 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The documentary will be available to stream […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

Ping Institute Teacher Workshop | A Short History of Racism in American Medicine, Law and Policing, April 17

Dr. Jacqueline Wolf, portraitThe Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities proudly presents an online workshop for high school teachers, A Short History of Racism in American Medicine, Law and Policing, on April 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. Ohio University Social Medicine Professor and Historian Jacqueline Wolf and African […]

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Posted on 03/02/2021

Ask the Experts: Houston Talks about Hip Hop, Activism

Dr. Akil Houston, portrait in his office From Ohio University News In honor of Black History Month, Ohio University professors discussed the origins of Hip-Hop and how over the last 50 years it has influenced black culture, activism and education in the latest Ask the Experts livestream. The experts emphasized how Hip-Hop is made of several […]

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Posted on 02/24/2021

Moak Authors Chapter on Thurgood Marshall: The Legacy and Limits of Equality under the Law

Dr. Daniel Moak, standing outside with greeneryDr. Daniel Moak authored a chapter on on Thurgood Marshall in a new edited volume from University of Chicago Press called African American Political Thought: A Collected History. Moak is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and a member of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture at Ohio University. His […]

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Posted on 02/10/2021

Holcomb Chosen for National Endowment for the Humanities Peer-Review Panel

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitDr. Gary Holcomb, professor in African American Studies at Ohio University, was invited by the National Endowment for the Humanities to serve as a peer-review panelist for the Division of Education Programs’ 2021 Institutes competition. Holcomb will participate in a series of video panels this spring to review institute applications […]

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Posted on 02/08/2021

Black History Month Series: Rooted in Truth That Society Cannot Dilute

National Association of Colored People logoBlack History Month at Ohio University features a weekly discussions series, Rooted in Truth That Society Cannot Dilute, hosted by the NAACP. For Zoom information, contact Betty Miller at bm134316@ohio.edu. Jan. 25—African Americans in the Arts Discussion topic: The discussion focuses on the influence of music throughout American culture, the […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Black History Month Series: African American Economy, Feb. 1

National Association of Colored People logoBlack History Month at Ohio University features a weekly discussions series, Rooted in Truth That Society Cannot Dilute, hosted by the NAACP. For Zoom information, contact Betty Miller at bm134316@ohio.edu. Feb. 1—African American Economy Discussion topic: This discussion is a review into the specific policies and practices that were placed […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Black History Month Series | African American Political Thought, Feb. 8

National Association of Colored People logoBlack History Month at Ohio University features a weekly discussions series, Rooted in Truth That Society Cannot Dilute, hosted by the NAACP. For Zoom information, contact Betty Miller at bm134316@ohio.edu. Feb. 8—African American Political Thought Discussion topic: The discussion is about the present and past states of Black political identities, […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021

Black History Month Series | African American Social Movements, Feb. 15

National Association of Colored People logoBlack History Month at Ohio University features a weekly discussions series, Rooted in Truth That Society Cannot Dilute, hosted by the NAACP. For Zoom information, contact Betty Miller at bm134316@ohio.edu. Feb. 15—African American Social Movements Discussion topic: The discussion includes a debate of the importance of abolition, Civil Rights, and […]

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Posted on 01/02/2021