Professor Kenneth Janken Awarded the 2017 Clarendon Award

April 18, 2017

AAAD Professor Kenneth Janken has been awarded the 2017 Clarendon Award for his book, The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s   “The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society in Wilmington, NC, makes its … Continued

Enroll in AAAD Summer School Courses Now!

April 12, 2017

AAAD is offering a number of interesting and dynamic courses in the 2017 Maymester and in Summer Sessions I & II. The courses are offered at a variety of times, and may fulfill degree requirements. Check with your academic adviser … Continued

2017 Global Africana Conference

April 6, 2017

The Fifth Annual Global Africana Conference will bring together a panel of Black Feminism scholars, and will feature keynote speakers Faye V. Harrison and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Please join us!

Workshop on Ugandan Instruments with James Isabirye

March 24, 2017

Visiting Ugandan folklorist and musician, James Isabirye, will be demonstrating Ugandan traditional instruments, such as the embaire xylophone, and discussing their traditional and modern social contexts. This free event is public, and participants will have opportunities to examine and play the instruments. Isabirye, one of Uganda’s foremost experts on traditional music, has served as an advisor to UNESCO, as well as to the global music internet project “Singing Wells”.

March 7th Colloquium

March 7, 2017

“The Processing of Third Person Singular -s by African American English Speaking Second Graders: Implications for Early Educational Achievement,” presented by J. Michael Terry, UNC Department of Linguistics   Tuesday, March 7th  | 12:00 – 1:00p Phillips Hall, Room 212 … Continued

March 3rd Colloquium

March 3, 2017

“African Clothing and Textiles at the Intersection of Cultures,” presented by Victoria Rovine, UNC Department of Art & Art History   Friday, March 3rd  |  11:15a – 12:15p Graham Memorial, Room 213

March 1st Colloquium

March 1, 2017

In recent years the American public has become aware of the role that social media has played in galvanizing the Black Lives Matter Movement. But very few are aware of the similarly critical role that the mid-Twentieth Century Black Press played in spurring the modern Civil Rights Movement forward. This talk will examine a key figure from this early history.

February 22nd Colloquium

February 22, 2017

“Formative Research to Develop an HIV Self-Testing Intervention Among Networks of Men in Tanzania,” presented by Donaldson Conserve, UNC Gillings School of Public Health   Wednesday, February 22nd  |  11:15a – 12:15p Carolina Hall, Room 204

13th Annual African American History Month Lecture

February 8, 2017

“When Do Black Female Lives Matter?” – Contested Assaults, Murders, and American Race Riots
Lecture | Q & A | Book Signing
Featured Speaker: Brenda E. Stevenson, Nickoll Family Endowed Professor of History, UCLA