Why Baltimore was a time bomb: Long before Freddie Gray's death lit the spark, the city was dangerously divided [...]
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CAS Director Dr. Hollis Robbins and CAS faculty member Katrina Bell McDonald are featured in a Yahoo News article about rioting in Baltimore. The article compares the current demonstrations in Baltimore with 1968 riots that followed the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click to read the article.
JHU's Dr. Lester Spence and Adrienne Maree Brown discuss Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories From Social Justice Movements with Marc Steiner [...]
Last night, as part of Book TV's College Series, Professor N.D.B Connolly appeared on C-Span to discuss his new book A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida. Professor Connolly's book examines the relationship between race and property rights in The South during the Jim Crow era. To watch the discussion click here [...]
Thursday night, a private screening of Selma for Johns Hopkins students was followed by a panel discussion featuring Provost Robert C. Lieberman, Professor N.D.B Connolly, and Pulitzer Prize winning Author, Taylor Branch. Click here for more [...]
Professor Connolly has been published in The New York Times online. His article, “Political Education Beats Technology,” discusses the role social media outlets like Facebook have played in shaping social movements. Prof. Connolly asks whether social media can ever be a substitute for actually going out and getting involved. Can it offer the same kind of “political education”? View the article here […]
Lester Spence, associate professor of political science, was featured today on NPR's All Things Considered. He spoke of the complications President Obama faces when trying to increase voter turnout among African Americans. Hear the full story [...]
The Center for Africana Studies and the Black Press Research Collective will hold a two-day workshop on October 10–11, 2014, that will bring together key Black Press scholars, librarians, archivists, and data visualization experts. Learn more
Associate professor of political science, Lester Spence, was featured this morning on NPR's Morning Edition. He spoke of the frustration that he feels toward President Obama in light of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Hear the full story [...]
We are proud to announce that James R. Calvin, has won the 2014 Yates Award.