University Community mourns Francine Childs, African American Studies Professor Emerita

May 4, 2023 The Ohio University community mourns the passing of Dr. Francine C. Childs, Professor Emerita of African American Studies, the first tenured Black professor at Ohio University.

2023 Ted Rose Lecture features talk on 'Black Pulp and the Radical Politics of Popular Genre' on March 9

February 23, 2023 The African American Studies Department presents the 2023 Ted Rose Lecture featuring a guest talk by Brooks Hefner on "Black Pulp and the Radical Politics of Popular Genre" on March 9.

Visiting professors bring expertise on race and music to African American Studies fall schedule

August 12, 2022 African American courses on arts, media, literature and the history of injustice in United States are on the schedule this fall as the African American Studies Department.

Literary scholar unearths Harlem Renaissance novel

November 12, 2019 Scholar Gary Holcomb was conducting research on writer Claude McKay — a key literary figure in the Harlem Renaissance — when he came across a reference to an unpublished novel.

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