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Black History Month

It was a busy month for us here in the English department. Because of that, we didn’t get to celebrate Black History Month as much as we would have liked. And now we find ourselves in the final hours of […]

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Black History Month: Oscars 2019

There were a lot of firsts during last night’s Oscar ceremony, worth celebrating whether it’s Black History Month or not (but it just so happens to be). Regina King won her first Academy Award for Actress in a Supporting Role in If Beale Street […]

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Black History Month: Langston Hughes

Born in 1902 in Joplin, Missouri, Langston Hughes is known primarily for his jazz poetry during the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes worked to depict the actual lives of African Americans during the 1920s in the United States.  “In Hughes’s own words, […]

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Black History Month: Stacey Abrams

A record 127 women are currently serving in Congress, including 47 women of color. There are now 102 women serving in the House — the largest number in U.S. history. Last night another historical moment occurred when Stacy Abrams became […]

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Black History Month: Camille Dungy

Last year, during Black History Month, Camille Dungy helped us celebrate by sharing a reading list, Ten Essential Black Authors to Read During Black History Month— and Every Month. The year before that, we featured her during Women’s History Month. We’ve also […]

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Black History Month

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans, and is a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. In 2016, former President Barack Obama described […]

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Black History Month: Jesmyn Ward

Author Jesmyn Ward is making waves with her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, which was just released in 2017. This novel won the National Book Award, making Ward the first woman to win not one, but two National Book Awards […]

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Black History Month: YA Reading List

~from Katie Haggstrom Even as college students, it’s still fun to read young adult novels. We’ve found some classic and some new must-read young adult novels, all featuring African American authors. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book […]

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