Black History

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How Can We Strengthen the Academic Pipeline?

While Americans have a long way to go until U.S. higher education accurately reflects the country it inhabits and honestly depicts that road that got us here, below are eight organizations working to strengthen the academic pipeline right now.

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‘Detoxing from Academia’: One Black Scholar’s Journey

JeffriAnne Wilder, a sociologist and leading scholar specializing in diversity, race relations and women’s empowerment, has almost two decades of experience in higher education. In this interview, she details who influenced — from her mom to bell hooks — and why she left her tenured professorship to work for a non-profit.

3 years ago
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Black History and the Myth of Mary Seacole

In what he describes as the obverse of the Rhodes Must Fall campaign, Robert Dingwall argues that the secular sainthood conferred on Mary Seacole steps on historical scholarship and ignores more genuine exemplars.

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Recent Scholarship on the Black Experience in the U.S.

From Martin Luther King to black political participation to race relations to teaching African American students, here are some academic papers from the ‘Journal of Black Studies’ that provide a scholarly snapshot of different aspects of black history and current issues in black studies.

8 years ago
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