Af Am Department

Edouard Duval-Carrié
Humanities Division

Edouard Duval-Carrié

Edouard Duval-Carrié, a Haitian-born American painter, gives a talk about his art for the Hutchins Center’s Fall Colloquium at the Barker Center Wednesday afternoon.

Hutchins Center
Af Am Department

Ava DuVernay, LL Cool J Receive Du Bois Medal

LL Cool J read a post from his Instagram account that honored victims of Sunday’s shooting in Las Vegas.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal Ceremony
Race

LL Cool J, Ava DuVernay to Receive Du Bois Medal

Harvard will honor rapper and actor LL Cool J, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and several others with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal next month.

College

Professors on Committee Examining Slavery Plan Conference

“We need to engage this, not just to be better historians,” Beckert said of Harvard's ties to slavery. “We need to acknowledge this history as a way to be able to move forward.”

College

Ethnic Studies Advocates Call for a Department, Research Center

A group of undergraduates and graduate students are circulating a petition among students, staff, and alumni that calls for the formation of an ethnic studies department and research center.

Research

Hutchins Funds $10 Million to Study Inequality Among Boston's Black Residents

The Hutchins Center for African and African American Research received $10 million for a new study of inequality experienced by African and African American residents in Boston’s poorer neighborhoods.

Race

Stephen L. Carter Examines Effects of Law on Race

Yale Law professor Stephen L. Carter examined on Wednesday the invisible consequences of law on African-Americans in the second of three lectures of the W.E.B. DuBois Lecture Series on “Blackness and the Legal Imagination.”

Race

Stephen L. Carter Argues Slavery’s Effects on the Law

Yale Law School Professor Stephen L. Carter argued the relevance of slavery in the United States by addressing its impact on the law in the first installment of his W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture Series on Tuesday.

Glenda Carpio
Af Am Department

Glenda R. Carpio

In her current work on immigrant literature, Carpio is interested in when “America fails the person or when the person can’t cope with the difficulties of becoming someone else."

Brandon Terry
Af Am Department

Brandon M. Terry

Now teaching at his alma mater just 15 years later—though “it feels longer every year,” he quips—Terry sees his role as a responsibility to push students outside of their comfort zones.

Up In Hutchins
On Campus

Up In Hutchins

A current portrait of Professor Henry L. “Skip” Gates in his office at the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research on Mount Auburn Street.

Appiah in the 1960s
Af Am Department

Appiah in the 1960s

”Duke Professor K. Anthony Appiah, who may receive an offer of tenure.”

Gates in the 1960s
Af Am Department

Gates in the 1960s

“Dubois Professor of the Humanities Henry Louis Gates Jr. was the featured speaker at a service in honor of Martin Luther King."

Building the Department
Af Am Department

Building the Department

”Duke Professor K. Anthony Appiah, who may receive an offer of tenure.”

Up In Hutchins
College

Building a Field of Dreams: Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Afro-American Studies Department

​When Department Chair Nathan I. Huggins died in December of 1989, it looked like the end of Afro-American Studies at Harvard.