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“Marriage in Black” Lecture and Book Signing

Professor Katrina Bell McDonald, co-director of the Center for Africana Studies, will be giving a lecture at the Houston Museum of African-American Culture on her new co-authored book, “Marriage in Black: The Pursuit of Married Life Among American-Born and Immigrant Blacks.”


Rap Session in Africana Studies: TOMORROW with Nicole Thornton, PhD!

We invite undergraduate students to join us for the final Rap Session of the year with Dr. Nicole Thornton, graduate and Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Department of Political Science at Johns Hopkins University. The talk is entitled: “Negotiating Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Diasporic Multiculturalism and the Politics of Language in Mauritius.” Pizza and refreshments will […]


“Bound/Unbound” : A Symposium on Contemporary Black Marriage

“BOUND/UNBOUND” March 2018 Symposium, sponsored by the Center for Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University. A scene from the path-breaking and highly successful symposium on contemporary black marriage, co-organized by Dr. Katrina Bell McDonald, Dr. Tera Jordan, and Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson. Among the many highlights were discussions around two new and exciting new publications: Professor […]


Black Femme Digital Practice, March 7, 2018

Join Bianca Laureano and Amber J. Phillips for a conversation on “Black Femme Digital Pricetice” Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Time:4:00 – 6:00 Pm Location: BLC 4040


Bound in Wedlock:Slave and Free Black Marriage

Join Professor Tera Hunter on March 9, 2018 at Red Emma’s Bookstore from 6PM-8PM for a round table discuss on ” Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century”


A Reading with 2018 Caine Prize Winner Bushra al-Fadil

Yesterday, the Center for Africana Studies was honored to host what is the first in an annual series of visits by the winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, an international award. Sudanese author Bushra Al-Fadil, the 2017 Caine Prize winner, read from and spoke about his winning short story, “The Story of the […]


Frederick Douglass: A Digital Map of His Life in Baltimore

A scene from Wednesday’s memorable two-hour presentation and conversation on Frederick Douglass and his life in Baltimore, with Professors Lawrence Jackson (JHU), Greg Carr (Howard University), and Corey Walker (Virginia Union University).


Frederick Douglass’s Black Baltimore: A Digital Map Conversation

Join us on February 14, 2018, to celebrate Frederick Douglass’s 200th birthday and participate in a digital map conversation with Professors Lawrence Jackson (JHU), Corey D.B Walker (Virginia Union University), and Greg Carr (Howard University). Time and Location: 4:30 PM in the Homewood Museum Wine Cellar, Johns Hopkins University.