Black History Month Lecture to Feature Best-Selling Author and Member of Harvard University Faculty

Published: Feb 17, 2017 Vicki Santos | College of Liberal Arts As part of Auburn University’s celebration of Black History Month and the annual speaker’s series of the Africana Studies program in the College of Liberal Arts, author and Harvard faculty member Sarah Lewis will give a free public presentation

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The Crisis in Black Education

February 8, 2017 Written by Stacie Pierpoint This year’s Black History Month theme “Crisis in Education,” set by the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), examines the role that education has played in the history of African Americans from times of slavery, through the Civil War, to

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It’s Time for White People to Mind Their Own Business

By: Lawrence WarePosted: June 20, 2016 I was an inquisitive child. My grandmother called me nosy, but I like to think I had an insatiable thirst for knowledge. I would often ask questions that were answered with an, “It’s none of your business.” “Why did he never marry?” “It’s none

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Poet Perfectly Breaks Down The Erasure of Black People In U.S. History

Taryn Finley Black Voices Associate Editor, The Huffington Post Poet Clint Smith III takes a critical look at the Founding Fathers’ role in oppressing black people in his latest poem entitled “History Reconsidered.” His piece served as a letter to five of the United States presidents who owned slaves, George Washington,

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Ebony, Jet Sold to Black Equity Firm as Johnson Publishing Leaves Magazine Business

By Ed Adamczyk   |   June 15, 2016 at 8:16 AM The iconic African-American magazines were sold to a Black owned Texas private equity firm. CHICAGO, June 15 (UPI) — Johnson Publishing sold African-American lifestyle magazines Ebony and Jet to a Texas private equity firm. The family-owned company, which has published

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John Wesley Edward Bowen

Educator, philosopher and theologian John Wesley Edward Bowen preached for social equality fifty years before the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. He supported black intellectualism and urged African Americans to develop self worth even in the face of white oppression. John Wesley Edward Bowen was born to Edward and Rose Bowen

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