Archive: African American Studies

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Dayo F. Gore Named 2023 Freedom Scholar

Dayo F. Gore, an associate professor in the Department of African American Studies, has been named a 2023 Freedom Scholar by the Marguerite Casey…

September 27, 2023

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4 Georgetown Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Four Georgetown faculty members, including three from the College of Arts & Sciences, have been elected to the 2023 class of the American Academy of Arts and…

April 20, 2023

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Did the Suffragist Movement Rely on Racism? New Play Explores Hidden History

“Bitter Flower,” an original play from award-winning novelist and playwright Jennifer Natalya Fink, opens November.…

November 4, 2022

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Georgetown Professor Wins James Beard Award for Story of Black America Told Through Fast Food

Georgetown historian Marcia Chatelain won the James Beard Award for her book Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black. …

June 13, 2022

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Professor Amani Morrison Conducting New Research on the Kitchenettes of Great Migration-Era Chicago

Amani Morrison, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of English, is bringing attention to a crucial part of Black history: the significance of the kitchenette…

April 14, 2022

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Voice for Continued Change: Professor Marcus Board Releases New Book on How to Sustain Movements Against the Status Quo

Marcus Board, Ph.D. and assistant professor in the Department of African American Studies, is helping others advocate for themselves and their beliefs. In his new book, Invisible…

April 14, 2022

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Ta-Nehisi Coates Discusses Race and U.S. Politics with Georgetown Professor

Award-winning writer Ta-Nehisi Coates recently visited Georgetown and spoke to students in Gaston Hall. The screenwriter, novelist, essayist and journalist reflected on his body…

April 5, 2022

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Theatre and Performance Studies Alumni Reginald Douglas (C’09) and Alexandra Templer (C’15) Return to Campus Teach in Department

After graduating from Georgetown College, alumni Reginald Douglas (C’09) and Alexandra Templer (C’15) pursued their passions in directing and acting. Now they have returned…

September 30, 2021

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Georgetown Alumna Selected to Host Washington Week

Award-winning journalist Yamiche Alcindor (C’09) was recently chosen as the next moderator of the weekly news analysis series Washington Week on PBS. This selection is the…

July 15, 2021

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Marcia Chatelain Awarded Prestigious Pulitzer Prize in History for Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America

During the 105th Pulitzer Prize ceremony, Marcia Chatelain was chosen as this year’s winner in the category of history for her work, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black…

June 11, 2021