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Wednesday

March 4, 2015 1:28 pm

Filmmaker presents exploration of photography’s role in black culture

Filmmaker presents exploration of photography’s role in black culture

Filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris visits Bates College to show his 2014 documentary “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People” on March 8.

Wednesday

March 4, 2015 11:45 am

2015 ‘Inside Africa Fashion Show’ shares clothes, stories behind them

2015 ‘Inside Africa Fashion Show’ shares clothes, stories behind them

Bates College presents its fourth Inside Africa Fashion Show on March 7.

Tuesday

February 24, 2015 11:02 am

Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

“Selma,” director Ava DuVernay’s acclaimed depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights for African Americans, shows at Bates College Feb. 27-March 1.

Tuesday

January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.

Monday

November 10, 2014 11:12 am

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Bruce discussed how W.E.B. Du Bois and his contemporaries wrestled with what it meant to be both American and African American.

Friday

October 31, 2014 3:44 pm

Marcus Bruce ’77, Mays Distinguished Professor, looks at Du Bois and the Paris Exposition

Marcus Bruce ’77, Mays Distinguished Professor, looks at Du Bois and the Paris Exposition

Marcus Bruce ’77 gives a lecture titled “The Ambassadors: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Paris Exposition of 1900 and African American Culture” on Nov. 5.

Monday

August 25, 2014 10:18 am

Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections

Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections

The Museum of Art exhibition “Convergence: Jazz, Films and the Visual Arts” expands with films, panels and lectures beginning with a talk by the founder of Columbia University’s Center for Jazz Studies on Sept. 5.

Tuesday

March 4, 2014 2:09 pm

Pickens book explores embodied experience in African American, Arab American writing

Pickens book explores embodied experience in African American, Arab American writing

Do the people you touch make you the person you are? If you are breathing, can your oppressors claim that you do not exist? Questions like these drive TherĂ­ Pickens’ new book.

Tuesday

January 21, 2014 2:57 pm

For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

Gary Younge painted a picture of events behind the 1963 March on Washington and King’s speech that, paradoxically, made it all seem both inevitable and fortuitous.

Monday

January 6, 2014 2:06 pm

2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

2014 MLK Day observance examines March on Washington, ‘Dream’ speech; Sen. King to speak

Bates will live-stream the keynote address and the annual Benjamin Elijah Mays Debate with Morehouse College.