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Black history every month

Black history every month

February 26, 2018

As February draws to an end, members of the University of Rochester community offer their thoughts on the ways in which black history is inseparable from American history.

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Remembering Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday

Remembering Frederick Douglass on his 200th birthday

February 13, 2018

Like most African Americans born into slavery, Frederick Douglass was never told the date and year of his birth. He chose February 14 as the day on which to celebrate it, and in 2018 we celebrate the 200th anniversary of his birth. At the University of Rochester, one of the most extensive collections of Douglass artifacts in the country can be found in Rush Rhees Library.

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Digitizing Douglass

Digitizing Douglass

February 9, 2018

Victor Garza ’19, left, and associate professor of English Gregory Heyworth prepare to scan the marble bust of Frederick Douglass in the Frederick Douglass Building . The students in Heyworth’s Digital Imaging class are using a structured light scanner to create a digital rendering of the marble bust. Their goal is to create a file that can be accessed and the bust reproduced anywhere with a 3D printer. (University of Rochester photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Black History Month 2018

Black History Month 2018

February 1, 2018

Sponsors and host organizations across the University are planning events to celebrate black history. This year also marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Douglass, and the University is joining with other Rochester institutions to honor Douglass’s life and work in his adopted city.

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Charles Augustus Thompson, Class of 1891

Charles Augustus Thompson, Class of 1891

February 23, 2016

Charles Augustus Thompson is believed to be the first African-American graduate of the University. While a student at Rochester, he immersed himself in a mix of science (physics, chemistry, physiology) and liberal arts (Roman law, rhetoric, and four languages).

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Wives of the famous portrayed at MAG

Wives of the famous portrayed at MAG

February 22, 2015

The lessons of history are invaluable, but the stories can grow stale over time, the deeper meanings lost with each re-telling. A series of events at the Memorial Art Gallery on Sunday afternoon took aim at that problem by helping breathe new life into those stories.

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Concert salutes work of African-American composers

Concert salutes work of African-American composers

February 20, 2014

“Jubilee! A Celebration of African-American Composers” features Eastman students performing the works of Pulitzer Prize winner George Walker (’56 DMA), Margaret Bonds, Duke Ellington, William Grant Still, and others.

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Living black history at Rochester

Living black history at Rochester

February 17, 2014

Student groups across the University are sponsoring performances, lectures, workshops, and other events designed to bring black history alive for today’s students and to build community with others on and off campus.

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