Stories about "American Cultural Studies"
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Martha of Marfa: An American cultural studies major in the New West

Monday, March 16, 2015 3:28 pm

A photographer and writer, Martha Schnee '15 is weaving her American cultural studies thesis from images, creative nonfiction writing and interviews with 13 diverse residents of Marfa, Texas.

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.

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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 TherĂ­ 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 TherĂ­ 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.

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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.

Chester Higgins Jr. Photograph by Sanviki Chapman.
Noted photographer Chester Higgins Jr. to offer presentation

Friday, April 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Chester Higgins Jr., a photographer for the New York Times whose images have appeared in exhibitions all over the world, visits Bates to give a talk titled Dancing with My Spirit on May 1.

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Biographer of the Rev. Benjamin Mays ’20 to speak at Bates

Friday, March 22, 2013 11:30 am

Bates presents award-winning Benjamin Mays biographer Randal Maurice Jelks on March 25.

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