Category Archives: African American Studies

Upcoming African American Studies Lecture: “Black Lives Matter”

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Dr. Melina Abdullah, founding organizer of the Black Lives Matter Movement and chair of the Pan-African Studies Department at California State University, Los Angeles, speaks on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m. at the newly renovated Auburn Avenue Research Library, … Continue reading

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#OrlandoSyllabus: Educators Respond to the Shootings in Orlando

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On June 12, Omar Mateen entered Pulse, an LGBTQ bar in Orlando, Florida, with at least an automatic rifle and a handgun. At least 49 people are dead as a result of the shootings, with 53 injured. Mateen was killed … Continue reading

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Celebrating Muhammad Ali, 1942-2016

Muhammad Ali. World Journal Tribune photograph by Ira Rosenberg, 1967. Library of Congress.

Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr. in 1942, passed away on June 3, 2016. Still the only three-time world heavyweight champion, Ali was known for his powerful athleticism, his outsize personality, his controversial conversion to Islam as a young … Continue reading

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Film & Discussion ~ Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities

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Join Georgia State University students, staff, faculty, and community activists as they discuss the film: Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities. Tuesday, June 14, in the Speaker’s Auditorium in Student Center East.      Film at … Continue reading

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Atlanta Studies Symposium, May 11th in Centennial Hall

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The 4th Annual Atlanta Studies Symposium will be held on May 11th on the campus of Georgia State University.  This interdisciplinary meeting of scholars will take place in Centennial Hall from 8:15 am to 7:00 pm.  We hope to see … Continue reading

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Webinar: Searching by Variable in ICPSR

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Looking for a data to analyze that contains a specific question asked in a survey, aka a specific “variable”? Check out this webinar, “What’s in There? Searching by Variable at ICPSR,” on Tuesday, June 14 at Noon – register here! … Continue reading

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“Bringing W.E.B. Du Bois Back to 21st Century Atlanta” Symposium – April 13

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963), Atlanta-based social scientist and co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Photo from the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Various Georgia State University and Clark Atlanta University academic departments and student organizations are sponsoring the following symposium, “Bringing W.E.B. Du Bois Back to 21st Century Atlanta” on Wednesday, April 13, in the Georgia State Law School at 85 Park … Continue reading

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Upcoming Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Lecture: Marcia Ochoa, “Queen for a Day: Transformistas, Beauty Queens, and the Performance of Femininity in Venezuela”

Maria Ochia, Feminist Studies, University of California Santa Cruz

The Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, the Department of African-American Studies, the Department of Anthropology, and the Center for Latin American and Latino/a Studies, announce this year’s Anne L. Harper Annual Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Marcia Ochoa, … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publications: Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution and The Haitian Declaration of Independence, ed.

Julia Gaffield, Department of History

Prof. Julia Gaffield of the History Department has not one but two recent publications, now available at the GSU Library. The first, Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World: Recognition after Revolution (2015), is an account of the aftermath of Haitian … Continue reading

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Black History Month: Economic Contributions to Sports

Many of us recently watched Super Bowl 50 where the Denver Broncos faced the Carolina Panthers. If Carolina had won, Cam Newton would have been only the third black quarterback to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory. Doug … Continue reading

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