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On March 3, 1991 LAPD officers were caught on tape beating Rodeny King. This incident of police brutality might have been forgotten or ignored if not for the video evidence, filmed by George Holliday. In the aftermath of the release of the video, first by local KTLA News, there where civil and crimial trials, city-wide protest and unrest and for a period of time police brutality became a national issue. In recent years we have had numerous acts of police brutality exposed by digital cameras and social media, which have sparked, to varying degrees, similar legal action, frustration, anger
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My favorite Dunbar poem is, "We Wear the Mask," I have used it when teaching survey courses of both African American and American History. I love it because it ecapsulates themes of display, W.E.B. Dubois' concept of duality, pain, pleading, religion, etc. I have not found a more efficient way to help my students connect and understand the nadir.
Paul Laurence Dunbar died 110 years ago - February 9, 1906. What is your favorite Dunbar poem? How about essay, short story or novel? What is Dunbar's influence/significance on African American and American literature?
Recent News Items of Interest to H-Afro-Am
Langston’s Lawrence (Hughes Birthday)
Randal Maurice Jelks, American Studies and African & African-American Studies – University of Kansas
February 1st is Langston Hughes' birthday. What is your favorite Langston Hughes poem, story, novel, play, etc.?
What work/works are essential in a Hughes bibliography?
A few Hughes titles:
Langston Hughes, Not without Laughter (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1930).
———, The Big Sea: An Autobiography (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1940).
———, I Wonder as I Wander (New York: Hill & Wang, 1956).
Recent News Items of Interest to H-Afro-Am
Seeking participants for AHA panel:
CFP's and Announcements
Massachusetts Historical Society Research Fellowships
The Massachusetts Historical Society will offer more than forty research fellowships for the academic year 2018-2019, and has numerous collections for researchers of African American history. (See a preliminary guide here.) The first deadline, for MHS-NEH fellowships, is January 15. Mark your calendar with the deadlines below!
This edited volume will offer an opportunity for authors to investigate the ways in which blackness is reimagined in both mainstream and independent comics. Specifically, I propose responding to the following questions: What are the ways in which heroism is redefined by black characters? How are black futures reimagined? What gendered arguments are made through this medium? What are the challenges in presenting to black audiences in this largely white genre? How do the creators depict the continent of Africa and/or communities in the African Diaspora?
Travel reimbursement grants are available to individuals who would like to use the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) for research. Faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, independent researchers, clergy, and laypersons are encouraged to apply. Funds may be used for transportation, meals, lodging, photocopying, and other research costs.
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Applications received by Dec. 1 receive first consideration for admission and funding.
Introducing: The Commodity Frontiers Initiative
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 6, Issue 3 (Nov. 2017) now available
Our November 2017 issue of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is available online.
Table of Contents
The Stoneware Pottery Communities and Heritage of Edgefield, South Carolina (Part 2)
Special Collection, edited by Christopher C. Fennell
The Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC invites applications for a new Visiting Faculty Fellowship program from scholars who are committed to diversity and the advancement of groups historically underrepresented in the professoriate. Part of the Dresher Center’s Inclusion Imperative Program funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this regional program is open to full-time faculty doing humanities research at colleges and universities in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
ASALH 2018 - OCTOBER 3-7, 2018, INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA
THEME: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN TIMES OF WAR
Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas, announces the Alyce Hunley Whayne Visiting Researcher/Scholar travel grant for research focusing on the African American experience.