Archives for "African American Studies"

Wednesday

February 4, 2009 2:09 pm

2009 King Day Keynote: Who Plays King in the Age of Obama?

During her keynote address during Bates’ Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, scholar Melissa Harris-Lacewell asked her audience the key question: Now that Obama is president, who in our society is going to play the role of Martin Luther King?

Wednesday

February 4, 2009 1:59 pm

Slide show: 2009 Martin Luther King Day at Bates

The 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance at Bates College focused on “Inaugurating Change: Where Do We Go From Here?” Each year, Bates observes King’s birthday by suspending regular classes and focusing community attention on special programming throughout the day.

Tuesday

January 6, 2009 12:00 pm

Bates King Day offers 'Inaugurating Change' theme

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton, is the keynote speaker for the 2009 Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College.

Saturday

October 25, 2008 12:00 pm

Anthony Phillips '10 talks about improving this country's education system

Anthony Phillips ’10, a double major in African American studies and philosophy from Philadelphia, offered a commentary for “My America 2008,” a special election-year series of The Tavis Smiley Show, broadcast by Public Radio International.

Tuesday

July 1, 2008 3:41 pm

Food, Culture, and Performance

Myron Beasley, visiting assistant professor of American cultural studies and African American studies, consults with Rob Munro ’08 and Lilian Rossow-Greenberg ’09 prior to a “performative meal” presented in the Bates Mill.

Tuesday

May 6, 2008 11:34 am

Historically Black

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can’t — and that’s just the point.

Wednesday

March 26, 2008 10:13 am

Watson Fellowship to support Bates graduate's graffiti research

A Bates graduate from Chicago is one of 50 students across the country to receive a 2008 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, a $25,000 grant that supports a year of independent research abroad. Jordan Williams, who graduated from Bates in December 2007, will use the award to research the graffiti cultures in Germany, Brazil and South Africa.

Tuesday

March 4, 2008 12:00 pm

Video: Roots musician Corey Harris ’91 in residence

During his Bates residency, Corey Harris ’91 spoke to students in an introductory course on the Francophone world.

Saturday

March 1, 2008 2:13 pm

Historically Black

Spelman and Morehouse colleges offer something that Bates can’t — and that’s just the point

Friday

February 1, 2008 2:21 pm

Mays and King

Lawrence Carter, presenter of the keynote address for the College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Jan. 21, talked partly about the influence that Benjamin E. Mays ’20 had on the great civil rights leader. “You can see Mays all through King,” said Carter, professor of religion at Morehouse College.