Stories about "African American Studies"
An image by Renee Cox, as seen in Thomas Allen Harris' film "Through a Lens Darkly."
Filmmaker presents exploration of photography’s role in black culture

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 1:28 pm

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.

Jessica Clergeau '15 of Somerville, Mass., heads the line of models waiting to walk in the March 2013 Inside Africa Fashion Show (Michael Bradley/Bates College)
2015 ‘Inside Africa Fashion Show’ shares clothes, stories behind them

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 11:45 am

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

A scene from Ava DuVernay's film "Selma."
Filmboard to screen, panel to discuss ‘Selma’

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 11:02 am

"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.

Peniel Joseph, Tufts University historian and author, delivers Bates' 2015 MLK Day keynote address. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

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.

Mays Professor Marcus Bruce gives his lecture “The Ambassadors: W.E.B. Du Bois, The Paris Exposition of 1900 and African American Culture.”  (Sarah Crosby/Bates College)
Marcus Bruce ’77 celebrates appointment to Mays Professorship

Monday, November 10, 2014 11:12 am

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

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

Friday, October 31, 2014 3:44 pm

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.

Marian McPartland, center, flanked by drummer Joe Morello and bassist Bill Crow. McPartland is portrayed in a Bates screening of the documentary "In Good Time." (Courtesy of Films by Huey)
Screenings, lectures expand on museum exhibition exploring jazz-art-film connections

Monday, August 25, 2014 10:18 am

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.

Assistant Professor of English Therí Pickens. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
Pickens book explores embodied experience in African American, Arab American writing

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 2:09 pm

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 Therí Pickens' new book.

Journalist Gary Younge offers the Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote address at Bates, an analysis of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, in the Gomes Chapel on Jan. 20. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
For MLK Day 2014, award-winning journalist offers ‘Dream’ analysis

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:57 pm

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.

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

Monday, January 6, 2014 2:06 pm

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

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