Category Archives: African American Studies

Speaker: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina

Attendees to CIO Leadership Training, 1954, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. [ L1984-70_265]

Join us in Georgia State University’s Department of History for Julia Gunn’s upcoming talk based on research for her in-progress dissertation, “‘A Good Place to Make Money’: Civil Rights, Labor, and the Politics of Economic Development in Charlotte, North Carolina.” … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Building the Ghanaian Nation-State: Kwame Nkrumah’s Symbolic Nationalism

cover, Harcourt Fuller, Building the Ghanaian Nation-State

Prof. Harcourt Fuller of the History Department has recently published his new book, Building the Ghanaian Nation-State: Kwame Nkrumah’s Symbolic Nationalism (2014). As the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to gain independence from a European imperial power, Ghana has always … Continue reading

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Thinking about African American History Month: Making It Every Month

Image from the Library of Congress' African American History Month page

Established in 1976 (as an expansion of Negro History Week, first established by Carter G. Woodson in 1925), African-American History Month has been observed for almost forty years. African-American history is, profoundly, American history: early colonial and Revolutionary-era history is … Continue reading

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Got social-science data that you need to make public?

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Learn more about openICPSR, a truly free-to-anyone, open-access data repository that meets federal and/or journal requirements for open access to digital research data! Register here for a 60-minute webinar –  Tuesday, February 10, at Noon – that will include: An … Continue reading

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Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and African-American Studies Joint Event: Looking Back, Moving Forward

Dr. Carolyn Denard, Georgia College and State University

On Monday, January 26, the Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (formerly the Women’s Studies Institute) and the African-American Studies Department will jointly celebrate twenty years of each program’s existence here at Georgia State University in a program titled … Continue reading

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Ferguson, Missouri: Difficult Stories

map of Ferguson, Missouri in relation to St. Louis City

On Saturday, August 9, a Ferguson, Missouri police officer shot and killed Michael Brown, age 18, a graduate of Normandy High School who was about to begin classes at Vatterott College on Monday, August 11. Details remain murky but there … Continue reading

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40th Anniversary of Hank Aaron’s Record Breaking Home Run

Forty years ago, on April 8, 1974, Atlanta Brave Hank Aaron set the then all-time career record for home runs in Major League Baseball. The record was a significant personal accomplishment by one of baseball’s all-time great players and represented … Continue reading

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Department of History’s 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture: “Caribbean Slavery”

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The GSU Department of History announces the 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Philip Morgan, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, on Friday April 4, 2014. Dr. Morgan will speak on “Caribbean Slavery.” Though he … Continue reading

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Atlanta Studies Symposium, April 4, 2014

The Atlanta Studies Symposium, an interdisciplinary meeting of scholars, will be held at Georgia State University on April 4, 2014 at Centennial Hall.  This year’s symposium will feature keynote addresses from Clarence Stone, author of Regime Politics: Governing Atlanta, 1946-1988, … Continue reading

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To Learn More: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (1853)

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Last night the film Twelve Years a Slave, a wrenching portrait of a free black man kidnapped into slavery, won the Oscar award for Best Film; the film’s director, Steve McQueen, became the first black director to win for Best … Continue reading

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