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Scholar Speaks on Influence of African American Muslims

Zaheer Ali ’94, scholar and former vice president of the Harvard Islamic Society and the Black Students Association, spoke about the increasing influence of African American Muslims on American culture at a talk at the Barker Center Thursday evening.

Hammonds on Sabbatical

Out of Spotlight, Hammonds Quietly Prepares for New Research Initiative

Nine months after she left University Hall and her tenure as dean of Harvard College, Evelynn M. Hammonds is laying the groundwork for a new research initiative and her return to the classroom.

Meanings of Mandela
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Committee on African Studies Commemorates Mandela Three Months After Death

Three months after the globally televised memorial for Nelson Mandela, the Harvard University Committee on African Studies commemorated the South African leader’s legacy at Sanders Theatre Tuesday evening.

Glenn H. Hutchins
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Glenn H. Hutchins

Glenn H. Hutchins '77, a leading University donor and co-chair of the Harvard Campaign, applauds medalists at the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal ceremony in October 2013.

Du Bois Institute announces fellows
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Hutchins Center Announces 15 Du Bois Fellows

The new fellows will join five others who have been in residence with the program since the beginning of the fall term.

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Af-Am Professors Reflect on Mandela’s Legacy at Harvard

Faculty members in the African and African American Studies Department said that the University should honor Mandela’s legacy and strengthen its commitment to reduce inequality.

W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

Six Celebrities Awarded W.E.B. Du Bois Medal

A crowd packed Sanders Theatre to capacity Wednesday afternoon as the University celebrated the launch of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research by conferring the W.E.B. Du Bois medal on six celebrity recipients.

Harvard Today

Harvard Today: Oct. 2, 2013

If you’ve got tickets to the star-studded Du Bois ceremony, go to that! If not, go take a nap on the grass in the Yard or something!


$15 Million Gift To Launch Center for African and African-American Research

The gift from donor Glenn H. Hutchins ’77 will financially unite seven existing initiatives and fund a handful of new programs in the field.


AAAS Curriculum Incorporates Research Through Social Engagement Initiative

In a recent assignment for her sophomore tutorial, African and African American Studies concentrator Yasmin Rawlins ’15 trekked to Merengue, a Dominican restaurant in Roxbury, to interview the owners.

On Campus

AAAS Advising Event Promotes Concentration

Upperclassmen and freshmen alike were drawn to the African and African American Studies Advising Fortnight event “Savoring Success” on Wednesday evening, which used alumni stories to inform potential concentrators about career opportunities open to undergraduates who study in the department.


What's the Real Harlem Shake?

Harlem Shake: if you’ve seen one, you've basically seen them all.

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9th Wonder Discusses History of Hip-hop

9th Wonder sees himself as a not only an artist, but also a mix between educator, curator, and librarian.


Lecture Series Highlights Media Inequality

Minorities lag in production and consumption of digital media, a worrisome trend as the media play an ever-growing role in society, a communications expert said Tuesday at a talk hosted by Harvard’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Studies.

African Language Theater Night
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African Language Theater Night

Harvard students perform at the 18th African Language Theater Night on Thursday evening. The event, sponsored by the Department of African and African American Studies, showcased fifteen different African languages.

Echelman string sculpture
Visual Arts

Painting the Town: Boston's Big Art


ISIL is Not the End of the World

Difficulty Defining

The Difficulty of Defining Difficulty

Reshuffling the Caseload

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