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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 Gets International Recognition for ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitDr. Gary Edward Holcomb recently coedited The Claude McKay Harlem Renaissance novel, Romance in Marseille, which has received quite a bit of attention from national newspapers, like The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. It has also garnered favorable reviews in magazines, like […]

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Posted on 10/20/2020

Muhammad Researches Global History of Shipyard Workers in Virtual Workshop

Dr. Robin D. Muhammad, portraitDr. Robin Muhammad, Associate Professor of African American Studies,  has been collaborating with scholars, historians, sociologists and economists from all over the world to research shipyard labor, technology and policy. Due to COVID-19, Muhammad and her fellow scholars transitioned to hosting a virtual workshop to discuss newly found research that […]

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Posted on 08/21/2020

CBC Radio Interviews Holcomb about Discovering ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitCBC’s On Demand with Tom Power interviewed Dr. Gary Holcomb about “rediscovering Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, a novel that was lost to history.” Holcomb is Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Claude McKay was a seminal figure of the Harlem Renaissance. The Jamaican-born writer is remembered, in part, […]

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Posted on 03/11/2020

Jamaica Observer Writes about Holcomb, Claude McKay’s ‘Romance in Marseille’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitThe Jamaica Observer writes about Dr. Gary Holcomb’s discovery and publishing of  Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille. A pivotal figure of the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s, Jamaican-born Claude McKay was as provocative as Marcus Garvey, Langston Hughes, and other major players in arguably black intelligentsia’s most exciting period. Seventy-two […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

Publishers Weekly Reviews McKay Novel Unearthed by Holcomb

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitRomance in Marseille, a Claude McKay novel unearthed by Dr. Gary Holcomb, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly. Holcomb Professor of African American Literature Harlem Renaissance writer McKay’s poignant, previously unpublished novel of 1920s black life in the French port city of Marseilles strengthens the legacy built by his novels Banjo […]

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Posted on 12/19/2019

Holcomb Unearths Unpublished Harlem Renaissance Novel by Claude McKay

Dr. Gary Holcomb, p[ortraitFrom Ohio University News Dr. Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement in the 1920s — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel. Intrigued, he contacted the Schomburg Center for Research in Black […]

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Posted on 12/06/2019

Jeffries Authors ‘Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism’

Bayyinah Jeffries, portraitDr. Bayyinah S. Jeffries authored an article on “Black Religion and Black Power: The Nation of Islam’s Internationalism” in Genealogy. Jeffries is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Ohio University. Abstract: The Nation of Islam’s influence has extended beyond the United States. This Black American Muslim movement has used […]

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Posted on 08/05/2019

Holcomb Authors New Book: ‘Teaching Hemingway and Race’

Dr. Gary Holcomb, wearing sunglassesDr. Gary Edward Holcomb, Professor of African American Studies, authored a book being released on Sept. 11 titled Teaching Hemingway and Race. “Teaching Hemingway and Race provides a practicable means for teaching the subject of race in Hemingway’s writing and related texts—from how to approach ethnic, nonwhite international, and tribal characters […]

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Posted on 08/30/2018