African American studies

Living Black History: The Revolution in Black Studies – YouTube

Published on Apr 14, 2014

Manning Marable describes how African American studies must evolve by the midpoint in this century if it is to be a legitimate and relevant project.

via Living Black History: The Revolution in Black Studies – YouTube.

Rally defends African-American Studies at Temple University

Temple University

About 150 Temple University students and North Philadelphia community members gathered April 10 to fight back against racist attacks on the Department of African-American Studies carried out by College of Liberal Arts Dean Teresa Soufas.

via Rally defends African-American Studies at Temple University.

Asante will again chair Temple’s African-American studies department

“I accepted the position and told her I wanted to move the department to the vanguard position in the African-American studies field that it used to be in the ’80s and ’90s,” he said.

In recent weeks, students held protests supporting the faculty’s right to choose a chair.

Soufas placed the department in “receivership” last year after former chair Nathaniel Norment retired in July 2012 and named as acting chair Jayne Drake, vice dean of academic affairs.

via Asante will again chair Temple’s African-American studies department.