Professor Robin D.G. Kelley presents the three-night series known as the Toni Morrison Lectures. His collected lectures, "Mike Brown's Body: Meditations on War, Race and Democracy," will be compiled and published by Princeton University Press, the co-sponsor of this annual event. The lectures are free and open to the public, and will be held in McCosh 10 on the evenings of April 13th, 14th, and the 15th, starting at 5:30 p.m.
The inaugural Sports, Race and Society Lecture, a conversation with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, New York Knicks General Manager Steve Mills ’81, ESPN analyst Craig Robinson ’83, and Eddie S. Glaude Jr., chair of the Center for African American Studies, will take place March 24th, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Richardson Auditorium of Princeton University. The Ford Family Director of Athletics Mollie Marcoux ’91 will give opening remarks. Tickets are free, but limited.
On Thursday, December 4th, Princeton University students, faculty and staff walked out of class and joined in a protest in solidarity with movements across the country and world for black lives, and against racism and unjust systems. Follow the link for a moving video of the day's events.
This year's faculty-graduate seminar, "Black Studies in the Digital Age," will bring eleven scholars to campus over the course of the 2014-15 academic year. The scholars will present works-in-progress on topics related to African Americans studies and the digital humanities to faculty and graduate student seminar participants.
Dr. Keeanga Yamahtta-Taylor joins the Center for African American Studies as Assistant Professor of African American Studies. Taylor's research concerns include race and public policy especially concerning housing. She is also interested in social movements and Black politics in the United States. Taylor received her PhD from the Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University in 2013.