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Transition 101 has arrived, featuring poetry by Rita Dove, fiction by Petina Gappah, and an imaginative work by Miranda Pyne exploring the life of a polygamous African family living in Paris. An essay by Souleymane Bachir Diagne examines the history and meaning of human rights in Africa, while Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o critiques the notion of tribe so often invoked to explain strife on the continent. Paul Zeleza looks at the history and evolution of African studies since independence, and Rebecca Rosenberg reports from South Africa on the problem of crime and the burden it places on the healthcare system and on families. The issue also offers review essays on Mike Davis’s Planet of Slums and Pap Ndiaye’s La condition noire, in addition to a glimpse at a recent exhibit of Suesan Stovall’s thought-provoking works of collage.
The Obama Issue
Wednesday, July 15th, 7:00pm
Porter Square Shopping Center,
25 White Street, Cambridge
New Videos & Articles on "TheRoot.com":
"Black WWII Vets Remembered" - Watch former fellow Alice Mills on NBC's Nightly News with Brian Williams
Garry Wills reviews "Lincoln on Race and Slavery"
Daniel and Joanna Rose endow new printing of "W. E. B. Du Bois: Writings" in honor of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
"Two Views of Disparate Cultures: Fletcher Fellows Jones and Leeds Lecture on Their Forthcoming Books" See Video and Photos From the Event
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Receives the 2009 Ralph Lowell Award, Public Television's Top Honor
"Does Kanye Dress Too Gay?" by Elizabeth Gates, featuring Professor Marcyliena Morgan
Listen to WBUR's "Here and Now" featuring the W. E. B. Du Bois Society
Sonata Mulattica: Poems
Monday, June 1st, 7:00pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
The Orangeburg Massacre 1968
Tuesday, May 12th, 6:00pm
Thomspon Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St.
ABC's Good Morning America
PRESS RELEASE: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s "African American Lives 2" Wins Parents' Choice Award
Michèle Lamont, Robert I. Goldman Professor of European Studies, Professor of Sociology and African and African American Studies, Harvard University
"How Professors Think: Inside the Curious World of Academic Judgment"
Friday, April 3rd, 3:00pm --1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Monday, April 13, 2009
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
William Julius Wilson's New Book, "More Than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City"
March 19th, 2009
1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
"Why the Poor Stay Poor" Book Review
Civil Rights Pioneers Honored on Stamps, Highlighting NAACP's 100th Anniversary
NEW YORK CITY — The sacrifices of 12 civil rights pioneers were immortalized on postage today during the NAACP’s annual meeting in New York City. …
… [Thurgood] Marshall [Jr.] was joined in dedicating the stamps by Medgar Evers’ widow and NAACP Chairman Emerita, Myrlie Evers-Williams, NAACP Board of Directors Chairman Julian Bond and Professor, Alphonse Fletcher University and Director, Du Bois Institute, Harvard University, Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr., who is also a member of the Postmaster General’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s new production for PBS, LOOKING FOR LINCOLN, premieres February 11th. His new Princeton University Press book Lincoln on Race and Slavery is available in stores now. On Monday, February 9th at 6PM, the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute & the Institute of Politics’ John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum feature a special presentation: Looking for Lincoln: In His Time and Ours - A Conversation on the Meaning of Abraham Lincoln. In addition, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has a new book just out, IN SEARCH OF OUR ROOTS: How 19 Extraordinary African Americans Reclaimed Their Past. See the videos, read the reviews, and visit websites - all below, followed by our spring events calender and other news.
DVD and/or book orders placed on ShopPBS.org will begin shipping to customers on 3/24. The DVD will be in stores April 7th.
"This smart, moving, funny, and brilliantly-crafted film is an historic television event, in this the bicentennial year of Lincoln, a year full of hagiography and hero worship. The cult of Lincoln is as strong as ever, even among historians. But Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has taken an unusually . . . (2/7/09)
Adam Bradley on his new book, "Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop"
Co-Sponsored with the Harvard Book Store
W. E. B. Du Bois' Writings endowed in honor of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
The volume will be kept permanently in print with a gift from Daniel and Joanna Rose to the Guardians of
American Letters Fund of The Library of America. (more...)
-The W. E. B. Du Bois Institute has recently given Harvard's Houghton Library a Masonic membership certificate
signed by Prince Hall -- click here to read more!
“Little Fugitive” directed by Joanna Lipper
Film Screening and Q&A with Joanna Lipper
October 4, 2008, 5:30 P.M.
40 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Reception immediately following at the Du Bois Institute, 104 Mount Auburn Street, 3R, Cambridge.
For ticket information, please contact The Brattle Theater at 617.876.6837 or visit www.brattletheater.org.
Co-sponsored with The Brattle Theater and the Guidance Center
Professor Roland Fryer Receives $44 Million Grant
Gates documentary series receives $12M in funding
Staff file photo Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard News Office
Three new documentary series to be hosted and co-produced by Henry Louis "Skip" Gates for The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
For more information please visit The Harvard University Gazette Online.
W. E. B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University presents its annual Martha's Vineyard Forum Race [Still] Matters Hosted by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, TheRoot.com, Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute and Moderated by Veteran Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.
Event Photos Coming Soon
NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE 2008 ANNUAL CONFERENCE - JULY 30, 2008 TO AUGUST 2, 2008
Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Gala
Saturday, August 2, 7:30 p.m.
This award is presented to individuals whose personal and professional accomplishments have earned them noteworthy distinction in their respective fields.
Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., Ph.D.
Educator, Scholar, Cultural Critic and Award Winning Author, Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University
Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Ph.D.
Award Winning Author Victor S. Thomas Professor of History & African and African American Studies Harvard University
Legendary Song Stylist, Grammy Award Winner and Blues, Jazz and R&B Vocalist
Governor Deval Patrick
Massachusetts’ first African American Chief Executive Officer
The Moynihan Report Revisited:
A conference co-sponsored by The American Academy of Political and Social Science, the Harvard University Sociology Department and W.E. B. Du Bois Institute on African and African American Research.
“Moynihan Report Revisited” Conference podcast pages now available (February 2008):
African American National Biography
Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
(Oxford | February 4, 2008 | $995.00 |ISBN: 978-0-19-516019-2)
New Education R&D Lab Aims to Advance Innovations in Public Education
NEW YORK - A new education research and development institute at Harvard University will identify and advance strategies to improve student achievement in America's public schools, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today at the Clinton Global Initiative.
The goal of the Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University (EdLabs), funded in part by a $6 million grant from The Broad Foundation, is to foster innovation and objective measurement of the effectiveness of urban K-12 school district programs and practices through rigorous research. ...
EdLabs will be headed by Roland G. Fryer, Jr. who will serve as CEO and lead researcher. A 30-year-old Harvard economics professor who is the youngest African-American to receive tenure at the prestigious university, Fryer has researched the issue of racial inequality for the past decade. He has published papers on topics such as the racial achievement gap, the causes and consequences of distinctively black names and affirmative action. Fryer was recently featured on CNN's series, "Black in America," and has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of America's "most influential minorities."
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