Africana Studies

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February 9, 2010

Religion and Culture of Senegal the Focus of Numerous Black History Month Events

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Islam in Africa exhibit and lecture, film screenings, and a hip hop performance will take place throughout February The religion and culture of Senegal are the focus of a number of events during Lafayette’s celebration of Black History Month. The events include the Islam in Africa: A Pilgrimage to Touba, Senegal exhibit in Skillman Library’s [...]

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

February 1, 2010

Lafayette Celebrates Black History Month in February

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Events include lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances; The keynote address by Molefi K. Asante, Jr. ’04 has been postponed Lafayette will celebrate Black History Month throughout the month of February with lectures, an art exhibit, films, discussions, workshops, and performances. The celebration’s keynote address by award-winning author, filmmaker, and professor Molefi [...]

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April 8, 2009

M.K. Asante ’04 Receives Langston Hughes Award

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Also, his Kwanzaa film earned top honors at Africa World Documentary Film Festival The honors keep coming for author, filmmaker, and professor M.K. Asante ’04. Last week, he received the Langston Hughes Award from the Langston Hughes Society, which promotes awareness and appreciation of the famous African American poet, novelist, and playwright. This week, his [...]

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February 26, 2009

Fourth Annual ACACIA Conference Will Explore Recent African Elections Feb. 27 to March 1

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Event is part of the College’s celebration of Black History Month Africans Creating African Consciousness and Interest Abroad (ACACIA) will host its fourth annual conference from Feb. 27 to March 1 in Kirby Hall of Civil Rights room 104. This year’s theme is “Ballots or Bullets: Recent African Elections.” The conference is taking place in [...]

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February 12, 2009

Women and Land in Uganda

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Cristina Callagy ’09 writes from Kampala Cristina Callagy ’09 (Hawthorne, N.Y.) is writing a thesis on the empowerment of women in Uganda for departmental honors in her major, anthropology and sociology. It builds on research she did in Uganda between her sophomore and junior years, working with Rexford Ahene, professor of economics and business and [...]

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October 7, 2008

M.K. Asante Jr. ’04 Films ‘The Black Candle,’ Publishes Third Book

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Documentary on Kwanzaa will be screened in U.S. and Africa Author and filmmaker M.K. Asante ’04 has created the documentary The Black Candle, which uses Kwanzaa as a vehicle to explore and celebrate the African-American experience. It traces the holiday’s growth out of the Black Power movement in the 1960s to the present global, pan-African [...]

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January 18, 2008

Karen Bouldin ’08 Explores Reasons for Cuba’s Economic Revival

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International affairs major is working on an honors thesis with John McCartney, professor of government and law Karen Bouldin ’08 (Everett, Wash.) is an international affairs major. She is studying Cuba’s economic organization and development strategy during the 1990’s for her honors thesis. Her thesis adviser is John McCartney, professor of government and law and [...]

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January 16, 2008

George Armah ’08 Completes Two Challenging Independent Studies

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Mathematics and computer science dual major explores the technical side of computer graphics A love of video games and a desire to create them led George Armah ’08 (Accra, Ghana) to pursue a B.S. in mathematics and an A.B. in computer science. In the fall semester, he undertook an ambitious independent study in each of [...]

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January 7, 2008

Students Taking Courses All Over the World During Interim Session

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Locations include Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; Guatemala; Scandinavia; the Bahamas; Hawaii; and Germany and the Czech Republic More than 150 students are studying in Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; Guatemala; Scandinavia; the Bahamas; Hawaii; and Germany and the Czech Republic during interim session. This is the 30th year in which Lafayette is [...]

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January 3, 2008

The Progression of African American Women Through History

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Ashley Gray ’09 provides her perspective on the course “The Black Experience” Ashley Gray ’09 (Bethlehem, Pa.) is double-majoring in international affairs and Spanish. During the fall semester, she took The Black Experience, taught by John McCartney, professor of government and law and head of Africana studies. The following is a first-hand account of Gray’s [...]