Category: Black Studies

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

Female entrepreneurs overcame stereotypes for wealth and fame

Female entrepreneurs overcame stereotypes for wealth and fame

In the early 20th century, when African Americans still faced oppression with limited civil rights, Annie Malone and Madame CJ Walker defied stereotypes of black women.
Gwen Moore, curator from the St. Louis history museum, speaks at the Lovejoy Library on March 26. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
Both women rose to national prominence in the business world […]

History professor shares experiences in Africa during Brown Bag series

History professor shares experiences in Africa during Brown Bag series

Anthony Cheeseboro remembers the night he first dreamed in Arabic.
Dr. Anthony Cheeseboro, history professor, speaks at the Brown Bag series lecture in Peck Hall. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
He lay in his bed at the University of Khartoum in South Sudan during his’s dissertation studies at Michigan State University. Then a 30-year old PhD student,  he […]

English professor questions perceptions of race at Lovejoy Library lecture

English professor questions perceptions of race at Lovejoy Library lecture

During her lecture at Lovejoy Library Feb. 11 English Professor Anushiya Ramaswamy challenged popular notions of race as a social construct.
Dr. Anushiya Ramaswamy, English professor, discussed race as a projection of individual behavior during a Black Studies lecture at Lovejoy Library. (Courtesy Photo)
Titled “Is Mindy Kaling Black?” Ramaswamy argued that race is often performed in […]

Bringing history to life: Civil Rights tour puts race relations at forefront

Bringing history to life: Civil Rights tour puts race relations at forefront

Nearly 50 years have passed since the Civil Rights protests rocked the Deep South, but recent events including the shootings of Ferguson teen Michael Brown and South Carolina resident Walter Scott by white police officers have brought the problems of race to the surface once again.
Bryant's Grocery store in Money, Miss., where black teen Emmitt Till […]

MUC Bookstore presentation to recognize fallen African-American heroes from Civil War

MUC Bookstore presentation to recognize fallen African-American heroes from Civil War

Sarah Cato, vice president of the St. Louis African American History and Genealogy Society, will speak at the MUC Bookstore about African American soldiers’ pivotal role in the Civil War.
Descendent George Abington stands next to a memorial grave of a Civil War veteran with a Presidential Citation signed by President Obama. Photo courtesy of Cato.
Her […]

International historian returns to area to discuss discoveries in Black history

International historian returns to area to discuss discoveries in Black history

New indications about what may have caused the American Revolution, explanations regarding tension between the U.S. and Cuba, and untraditional viewpoints of Black history’s involvement will be discussed by historian Gerald Horne on campus.
Dr. Horne has authored numerous books on Black history putting new angles to their various roles in American history. He will discuss […]

Best-selling author to read from novel depicting East St. Louis

Best-selling author to read from novel depicting East St. Louis

Michael Datcher, a New York and Los Angeles Times Bestselling author, will read from his new novel, “Americus” Monday, Feb. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in The Friends Room of the Lovejoy Library. The book depicts East St. Louis from a historical perspective.
Michael Datcher photo courtesy of Redmond
According to SIUE Emeritus professor Eugene B. Redmond, who […]

Friends, students and lovers of Jazz gather at Lovejoy Library, hear Crenshaw discuss his photography

Friends, students and lovers of Jazz gather at Lovejoy Library, hear Crenshaw discuss his photography

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of The National Ragtime and Jazz Archive at SIUE, photographer Roscoe Crenshaw presented at Lovejoy Library. Photo courtesy of Wells.
Nestled in the corner of Lovejoy Library were jazz lovers, students and experts in the craft engaging in discussion with photographer, Roscoe Crenshaw.
Crenshaw, a St. Louis photographer of jazz musicians, was invited by […]

Wells explores women’s influence on jazz, its evolution

Wells explores women’s influence on jazz, its evolution

Women had a direct influence on jazz and its evolution, according to Prince Wells, music professor and black studies program director.
The lecture, led by Wells last week and organized by the women and black studies programs, took place in the MUC Hickory-Hackberry Room.
Music professor and black studies program director Prince Wells. Photo courtesy of Keenan […]

Page 1 of 712345...Last »

Switch to our mobile site