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Historian Kevin Gaines Is UVA’s First Julian Bond Professor


On a bright autumn afternoon in Cleveland more than 50 years ago, 6-year-old Kevin Gaines waited for a rally at his neighborhood playground to see a visitor he already knew was important: a minister named Martin Luther King Jr.

Alas, hearing the civil rights icon was not to happen that day for Gaines. King’s arrival was delayed so long that at sunset, the boy decided to head home and not be late for dinner.

Today, Gaines describes himself as a product of the civil rights era. Even when very young, it was hard not to be affected, he said. His parents were “thoughtful citizens who made sure I had access to what was going on.”

Gaines became a professor of African-American history. And now, after several previous posts at other prestigious universities, he has arrived at the University of…

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Duke University physician and professor Brenda Armstrong dies at 69


Duke University’s Dr. Brenda Armstrong died at age 69 on Sunday, leaving a long legacy of advocacy, inclusion and service.

A part of Duke’s fabric since she was an undergraduate, Armstrong’s most recent roles were as a professor in the Department of Pediatrics and as senior associate dean for student diversity, recruitment and retention at Duke’s School of Medicine, according to her university profile. She also served the…

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Associate Professor Appointed as Executive Director of Center for African American Research and Policy


WASHINGTON (October 8, 2018) – Howard University associate professor Kmt G. Shockley, Ph.D., is now the executive director of the Center for African American Research and Policy (CAARP), a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and policy center established asan anchor for addressing critical issues confronting African-Americans. 

Shockley conducts workshops across the country to tackle issues affecting African American children, urban education and educational leadership, as a consultant and professor. As executive director, Shockley says he will further facilitate collaboration between CAARP and the University. With Shockley’s appointment, CAARP will now operate from Howard University’s campus, in addition to teaching educational leadership and policy studies courses within the School of…

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Professor discusses Salina lynching – News – Salina Journal


During a presentation covering the positive, amusing, and shameful aspects of Salina and Kansas history, John Burchill, discussed a lynching carried out by Salina residents.

Burchill, who teaches Criminal Justice at Kansas Wesleyan University, gave a presentation at the Smoky Hill Museum on “Notorious Salina” to promote the museum’s “Notorious” exhibit. More than 100 people attended his Thursday evening speech.

Burchill, who calls himself an “adopted son of Kansas,” decided to stay in Salina after attending Kansas Wesleyan University.

“When I talk about Notorious Salina, I am doing it out of love,” he said.

Burchill said people should seek to understand the difficult parts of their history after he discussed the circumstances surrounding the lynching of an…

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Central Michigan Life – Cornell professor to discuss how fugitives destroyed the slaveholders’ republic


The George M. Blackburn Endowed Lecture on the Civil War and Reconstruction will focus on how fugitives destroyed the slaveholders’ republic during the Civil War. 

Edward E. Baptist is a history professor at Cornell University who studies the African American movement in the U.S. He will present at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium in Charles V. Park Library.

“It’s a talk that’s focusing in on the Civil War years, which I think are really important, because historians…

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ASU professor speaks on African-American pioneers of Arizona | The Daily Courier


The Prescott Public Library will host an Arizona Humanities lecture next week about African-American figures who contributed to the life and culture of Arizona.

It will be given by Dr. Akua Duku Anokye, Arizona State University Associate Professor of Africana Language, Literature and Culture and Director of International Initiatives in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences. She started researching the topic shortly after coming to Arizona having grown up in Pontiac, Michigan, as well as living in Washington, D.C., New York and Toledo.

“In all of those places, there were prominent African-Americans historically and even currently,” Anokye said. “When I came to Arizona, I didn’t see that.”

However, Anokye said she soon realized there was a…

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