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TODAY! The 24th Annual Du Bois Lecture featuring Dr. Reiland Rabaka will take place in Old Chapel, 4-6 P.M.

Incidentally, Dr. Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director of the Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst and one of the event's emcees, was recently named a Spotlight Scholar! Read about her work here:…/spotlight/confronting-race

“More archeologists need to be in conversation around museums, around confederate monuments. Scholarship and activism don’t have to be separated.”

Tomorrow is the day! Come to the 24th Annual Du Bois Lecture, 4-6 P.M. in Old Chapel to hear Dr. Reiland Rabaka speak about "W. E. B. Du Bois and the Emergence of the Civil Rights Movement."

Can't make it? Dr. Rabaka will also be giving his lecture this Friday, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Du Bois, at Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington at 7 P.M.


So excited to be a part of this great online forum to celebrate the 150tg birthday of W. E. B. Du Bois.

Online Forum: W. E. B. Du Bois @ 150 By AAIHS Editors February 10, 2018 0 February 19, 2018 to February 23, 2018 Black Perspectives, the blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), is hosting an online forum on W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963) in recognition of the 150th anniversa...

All out, weather permitting, to Camesha Scruggs' talk Thursday February 8, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm, at Wistariahurst Museum | 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Thursday February 8, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm This February marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.E.B. Du Bois. W. E. B Du Bois is considered to be one of the most well-known men and renowned figures in African American history. Known for his writings and activism, Du Bois is an intellectual l...
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Reparations: From conversation to action! Join Dr. Amilcar Shabazz and a distinguished panel tonight...

REPARATIONS: From Conversation to ACTION Leave a reply Nationally and locally in the United States, we see political leaders who in both word and deed are seeking to exploit racial divisions through using racist language and by enacting legislation negatively targeting Black, Brown, and Indigenous p...

So excited to participate in this amazing conference.

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Yannis Hamilakis is with Sarah Bond and Whitney Battle-Baptiste.

with Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Uzma Z. Rizvi, Sarah Bond, Matt Reilly, Lena Stefanou, Rui Gomes Coelho, Marjolijn Kok, Christopher Matthews, Francesco Iacono, and many others!

Was Du Bois really from Wakanda?

Black Panther Showtime! Leave a reply SPECIAL FEATURE FOR UMASS AFRICANA STUDENTS Feb. 15, 2018 * 6:45pm to 9:45pm Hadley Cinemark Theater at Hampshire Mall *Preceded by a commentary from Du Bois Dept. Faculty on the Black Panther in relations to Re[pair]ations_Representation, AfricanaScienceFiction...
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Amilcar Shabazz

An award-winning writer, distinguished academic and teacher, photographer, and musician, Julius Lester posed here for a portrait on November 29, 1966 in New Yor...k City, New York. Five years later he would accept an offer from #WEBDDAFRO Chairman Michael Thelwell to join the faculty of the Du Bois Department, then in its infancy. Thelwell and Lester had been comrades in SNCC fighting for freedom and an end to white supremacy. As colleagues at UMass they would develop one of the largest and best Africana Studies departments in the world. Julius did his best work in our department and won the highest honors the university bestows for his teaching work. In later years, after the “Baldwin blowup,” he would migrate to Judaic Studies, but that would happen after almost two decades in our department. Let us go to Jimmy for an afterthought: “Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.” Taken from “Letter from a Region of My Mind" in The New Yorker (17 November 1962); republished as "Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region in My Mind" in The Fire Next Time (1963). Our condolences to the Lester family. Julius passed today. Rise in Power. Tamám Shud.

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Sneak peak of a co-edited book Britt Rusert and I have been working on! Fall 2018.

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Britt Rusert is with Aldon Morris and Whitney Battle-Baptiste.

little sneak peek: co-edited with Whitney Battle-Baptiste and forthcoming in Fall 2018 from Princeton Architectural Press. With essays by Mabel Wilson and Aldon Morris; design by Silas Munro

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At 10pm EST- @The Decade of the African Diaspora--Forward Ever, Backwards Never with Prof. David Horne: Tonight's show features him with Gerald Horne and Amilcar Shabazz on the Black Radical Tradition

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Amilcar Shabazz is with Akinyele Umoja and 13 others at The Westin Buckhead Atlanta.

From "The tragedy of Atlanta," an article on the Atlanta race riots, Pt. II, "From the point of view of the Negroes" by W. E. B. Du Bois. Published in "The World Today" (November 1906). #NCBS2018


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Amilcar Shabazz is with Defaye R Shabazz and 3 others at UMass Amherst.

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So excited to be a part of this amazing program!

Recovering the Bones is a two-day academic conference hosted by the Museum. The conference explores the relationship between black religious traditions and material objects by bringing together scholars from a variety of academic disciplines including, folklore studies, archeology, religious history...