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Jeffrey McCune named Frederick Douglass Institute director

Jeffrey McCune named Frederick Douglass Institute director

August 28, 2020

He will bring together people from across academic disciplines to collaborate in the study of the African diaspora and offer programming that promotes African and African American studies at the University.

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Rediscovered song honoring Frederick Douglass to be performed for the first time in a century

Rediscovered song honoring Frederick Douglass to be performed for the first time in a century

November 14, 2018

Only two copies of “Farewell Song of Frederick Douglass” are known to exist—and one of them was acquired earlier this year by River Campus Libraries.

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Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington hopes to create ‘one million abolitionists’

Descendant of Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington hopes to create ‘one million abolitionists’

April 6, 2018

Kenneth B. Morris Jr. spoke to a University gathering Thursday about his goal of creating helping to end human trafficking, and was presented with the University’s Frederick Douglass Medal.

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One question sparks student’s research around race in America

One question sparks student’s research around race in America

August 3, 2017

Why does racism play a part in motivating some students to go on to college, while it seems to deter others? Winston Scott ’19 is spending his summer preparing a study into how children react when they begin to perceive racism.

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Events celebrating black history

Events celebrating black history

February 1, 2017

W. Kamau Bell, sociopolitical comedian and host of the Emmy-nominated CNN show United Shades of America, highlights a month of lectures, films, performances, and exhibits.

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‘A heart still works, even when it’s broken’

‘A heart still works, even when it’s broken’

March 15, 2016

Charles Blow, New York Times columnist and CNN commentator, read from his memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones, yesterday evening in the Hawkins-Carlson Room in Rush Rhees Library. “This book is about remembering, against all that this world may signal to the contrary, that you are not forever broken,” he said. “You are capable of giving and receiving love, and you are deserving of it.

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Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak on Black Lives Matter, persistence of prejudice

January 29, 2016

Journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk will deliver two lectures in February, discussing the case of Ota Benga and the media’s coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

Archaeologist to discuss West Africa’s slave castles

November 25, 2015

Syracuse University professor and author Christopher R. DeCorse will discuss how archaeology has shown that African cultures were both transformed and maintained throughout the Atlantic World.

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