News & Announcements Archive
August 28, 2015
Lester Spence is a 2015 Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellow
Our own Lester Spence was awarded a grant as part of the 2015 Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program. Lester will be working with Baltimore’s Right to Housing Alliance and co-teaching a Community Based Learning course on urban democracy. The Engaged Scholar Faculty and Community Fellows Program was launched in 2015 by JHU’s Center […]
August 10, 2015
CAS Director Hollis Robbins published in The Chronicle of Higher Education
Robbins’s piece “The Literature of Lynching” appears today in The Chronicle of Higher Education online. Robbins discuses the complexities of the incorporation of lynching poems into the American poetry syllabus: which poems are taught, which are not, and the possible reasoning behind what gets left out.
July 20, 2015
Professor Lester Spence featured on NPR
Politcal Science Professor, Lester Spence, discusses the Obama administration on NPR’s “Morning Edition.”
June 11, 2015
Congratulations to Kim Gallon, Digital Innovation Fellow
Kim Gallon has been named as one of the awardees of the American Council of Learned Societies’ Digital Innovation Fellowship.
May 14, 2015
Summer Course Offering, “Digitally Mining the AFRO Archive: African American History in the Baltimore Afro-American”
Professor, Kim Gallon, is offering a summer course that will explore AFRO’s digital archive and teach students how to create their own digital research project.
May 7, 2015
Listen to N.D.B. Connolly on The Marc Steiner Show
Dr. N.D.B. Connolly, Rev. Toddy Yeary, Jessica Lewis, and Diane Bell McKoy discuss “Where does Baltimore go from here?” as the city begins to heal and move forward.
May 1, 2015
Coates Talk Launches New Forum on Race
Acclaimed writer and Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates leads conversation about racism, past and present, at inaugural JHU Forum on Race in America (coverage includes video of the entire event).
Read N. D. B. Connolly’s Op-Ed in the New York Times
“The problem is not black culture. It is policy and politics, the very things that bind together the history of Ferguson and Baltimore and, for that matter, the rest of America.” Click to read the full article.
April 30, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaks at JHU’s Inaugural Forum on Race in America
This morning, at Johns Hopkins University’s inaugural Forum on Race in America, Baltimore native and Atlantic correspondent, Ta-Nehisi Coates, spoke about police violence in Baltimore and white supremacy in American history […]
Lester Spence on PBS News Hour with Ta-Nehisi Coates and Laurie Robinson
JHU’s Dr. Lester Spence appeared last night on PBS’s News Hour alongside The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates and Laurie Robinson of the White House’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. They discussed the forces driving the current upheaval in Baltimore […]