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Cornel West To Teach African And African-American Studies At Harvard After 18-Year Hiatus

Cornel West To Teach African And African-American Studies At Harvard After 18-Year Hiatus | BLAVITY


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Cornel West to Teach Intro to African American Studies After 18-Year Break | News

Cornel R. West ’74 spoke with Danielle S. Allen, Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, as a part of the center’s Diversity, Justice, and Democracy lecture series in 2016.

African and African-American Studies Professor Cornel R. West ’74 will return to teaching African and African American Studies 10: “Introduction to African American Studies” this semester after 18 years away from the course.

West, who returned to Harvard in 2017 after a nearly 14-year break spent teaching at Princeton University, last taught the course in 2000. In recent years, African and African-American Studies Professors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Lawrence D. Bobo…

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Couple Convicted of Forcing Young, West African Girl to Labor in Their Southlake, Texas, Home for 16 Years | OPA

Defendants Mohamed Toure and Denise Cros-Toure, of Southlake, Texas, were convicted late yesterday by a federal jury in Ft. Worth, Texas, of forced labor and other federal felonies for compelling the domestic labor of a young, undocumented West African girl for 16 years. The verdicts were announced by Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Erin Nealy Cox of the Northern District of Texas, and Special Agent in Charge Jeffrey McGallicher of the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Houston Field Office. 

“The defendants preyed on a young and extremely vulnerable girl. Their despicable actions included cruelly abusing her, forcing her to work in their home, hidden in plain sight, for years without pay,…

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African American Healers in the West

A History of Mid-wives, Nurses, Physicians and Practitioners across the Western U.S., presented by Terri Gentry, a board member of the Black American West Museum in Denver, where she has served as a volunteer docent since 2008. Gentry holds a BA in African/African American Studies from Metro State College of Denver and a Master’s Degree in Humanities, with a focus in Public History and Museum Studies, from the University of Colorado Denver.

The presentation is in conjunction with the exhibit, “Binding Wounds, Pushing Boundaries: African Americans in Civil War Medicine.”


Wednesday, February 6 at 4:00pm

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Corner Pub Brentwood donates portion of sales to West African nonprofit

African Cemetery at Higgs Beach – Key West, Florida

In 1860, off the coast of Key West, the U.S. Navy intercepted three ships holding 1,432 African men, women, and children bound for Cuba. The American ships, which were engaged in the illegal transatlantic slave trade, were forced to relinquish their human cargo.

These rescuees were brought to Key West, where they were provided with food and clothing. Housing and a hospital were built to provide the nearly 1,500 people with medical care and shelter. Traumatized, depleted and seriously ill due to appallingly unsanitary and inhumane conditions aboard the slave ships, 294 people succumbed within three months of rescue. The African refugees that perished on Key West were interred that summer, and then forgotten.

Two years later, during construction of the West Martello Tower fort, soldiers…

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