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Africana studies

Spotlight
Minkah Makalani ventures beyond what can be imagined
Published April 12, 2022
The new director of the interdisciplinary Johns Hopkins Center for Africana Studies has seen firsthand how collaboration between the academy and the community can yield ideas unfettered by preconceived notions and expectations
University history
Honoring the humanity of enslaved people at Homewood
Published Jan 21, 2022
Today's Ritual of Remembrance honors the legacies of those who lived and labored on the land where the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University now sits
Politics+perspective
Class examines public health through the lens of Africana studies
Published April 13, 2021
Alexandre White and Robbie Shilliam challenge students to probe the ongoing effects of colonialism, slavery, and racial oppression in public health practices
Special Collections
Century-old selfies
Published March 7, 2018
Two undergrads create exhibit of historical African-American photos found in JHU's Special Collections
NONFICTION
Indispensable reference
Published Winter 2017
'The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers' shines a light on a lesser-known era of journalists, playwrights, poets, etc. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
Talking with Hollis Robbins
Published Winter 2017
In Hollis Robbins' view, 19th-century women were writing about the central issues of their time and ours: liberty, democracy, equality, and citizenship / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Race and politics
Knocking the neoliberal hustle
Published Winter 2015
Lester Spence argues that African-Americans have bought into the wrong politics / Johns Hopkins Magazine