February 19, 2009

webpage videos

Two videos are now available on our 40th Anniversary webpage: the November 7, 2008 "1968 Morrill Hall Takeover: Reflections on Black Bodies in Resistance" panel discussion; and "Morrill Hall Takeover 1969-2009: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants," a film made by youth from Minneapolis' Hope Community.

January 27, 2009

40th Anniversary documentary

January 9, 2009

conference/gala

The two-day conference and gala celebration has been postponed to the fall in order to raise additional funds to support this event. Two replacement events have been scheduled: a 40th Anniversary dinner at 7:00 PM on Friday, January 23, and a 10:00 AM community roundtable on Saturday, January 24. For more information contact the department: afroam@umn.edu

December 2, 2008

November Legacy

The November 2008 issue of The Legacy is now online in pdf format. The next meeting of the 40th Anniversary Planning and Organizing Committee is at 10:00 AM on Saturday, December 13, 2008.

November 10, 2008

November 12, 2008 event

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On November 12, 2008, several faculty and a graduate student will hold a rountable discussion of the peaceful protest efforts that forced the University to establish a Black Studies unit on campus. The panelists will examine several competing narratives about the events surrounding the January 15, 1969 occupation of Morrill Hall. The panel will include professors Rose Brewer, Keith Mayes, Yuichiro Onishi, and John Wright of African American & African Studies, as well as Ph.D. candidate Alisha Volante of the History department.

first event: "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants"

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On Friday, November 7, 2008, the department kicked off 40th Anniversary events with a youth conference, "Standing on the Shoulders of Giants." Information and commentary:


October 29, 2008

November 7, 2008 event

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Click HERE for the conference flyer.

October issue of "The Village"

The October issue of The Village is now available. The Village is a newsletter for friends and alumni of the Department of African American & African Studies.

Inside the October 2008 issue:

  • welcome from the community outreach coordinator
  • partnering in North Minneapolis
  • alumni profile
  • Obama Effect
  • course spotlight
  • faculty spotlight
  • upcoming events
  • quote of the month

October 22, 2008

September/October Legacy

The September/October 2008 issue of The Legacy is now online in pdf format. The next meeting of the 40th Anniversary Planning and Organizing Committee is at 3:00 PM on November 7, 2008.

September 3, 2008

August Legacy newsletter

The August 2008 issue of The Legacy is now online in pdf format. The next meeting of the 40th Anniversary Planning and Organizing Committee is on September 19, 2008.

August 29, 2008

first keynote speaker confirmed!

The first keynote speaker for the January 23-24, 2009 conference has been confirmed. Poet/activist/scholar Nikki Giovanni will speak at the January 24 Gala dinner celebration.

The Village

The first issue of The Village is now available. The Village is a newsletter for friends and alumni of the Department of African American & African Studies.

Inside the August 2008 issue:

  • staying connected
  • a message from the chair
  • keep us posted
  • get involved
  • faculty in the news
  • community commitment
  • "We Still Have a Charge to Keep"
  • quote of the month

July 22, 2008

July Newsletter

The July 2008 Newsletter has been published. The next meeting of the Morrill Hall Planning and Organizing Committee willl be at 10:00 on August 22 in room 815 of the Social Sciences Tower.

June 30, 2008

June Newsletter

The June 2008 Newsletter is now available.

May 27, 2008

May Newsletter

May 2008 Newsletter.