The African American Studies Program would like to congradulate and share with you the 2020-2021 recipient of the Bernard E. Powers Writing Award in African American Studies as well as the African American Studies Rising Scholar Award.
Zinnia Harris is a rising junior pursuing a degree in African American Studies. She is passionate about social justice and mutual aid. “I’m not sure what my future holds, but hopefully I can make a difference” – Zinnia Harris.
Mark your calendars now! The African American Studies Program presents the 2021Conseula Francis Emerging Scholar Lecture: a conversation with Dr. Danielle Fuentes Morgan about her book, Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century (2020).
Mark your calendars for OCTOBER 29th!
Join AAST as our very own Dr. Anthony Greene presents History of Violence Toward the Black Church: From 16th Street Baptist to Mother Emanuel.
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And join us on November 10th as we welcome Dr. Jason Shelton as he presents Distinctive Divide: African American Religious Diversity.
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A brief panel for contexualizing the election will be followed by break-out sessions on a wide range of topics such as transphobia, voting rights, sexism, anti-semitism, homophobia, white supremacy, and engaging with family across political divides.
Sponsored by African American Studies, History, International Studies, Office of Institutional Diversity, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Sociology and Anthropology, Teacher Education, and Women and Gender Studies.
TANNER CRUNELLE ‘20
RACHEL MCKINNON, PHILOSOPHY
TRISANI MUKHOPADHYAY ‘19
MARI N. CRABTREE, AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
NOAH JONES ‘20
MATTHEW CRESSLER, RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Roots. Causes. Consequences. Solutions.
The murder of Walter Scott in North Charleston last April sparked outrage locally and nationally about the problem of police brutality. Learn more about the public policies and social forces that have caused and exacerbated police brutality as well as consequences and solutions from a panel of experts. This event is open to the public.
Dr. Mari N. Crabtree College of Charleston
Muhiyidin D’Baha Black Lives Matter
Pastor Thomas Dixon The Coalition: People United to Take Back Our Community
Susan Dunn American Civil Liberties Union