News & Announcements Archive


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

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

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.


Upcoming Symposium on Black Marriage, “BOUND/UNBOUND”

On March 8-9, 2018, join us for, "BOUND/UNBOUND: Contemporary Black Marriage in Research, Policy & Practice," a two-day symposium exploring contemporary Black marriage across a wide-range of tensions, influences, and historical contexts.


Opening Reception for “Freedom Papers” Exhibition at JHU

Opening Reception for “Freedom Papers” Exhibition at JHU
The new exhibition titled, “Freedom Papers: Black Assertions from the Archives” began with an opening reception held in the MSE library on November 15 and hosted by the Black Faculty and Staff Association and the CAS. The exhibition itself will last until February 2018.


Professor Vesla Weaver featured in the HUB

The Hub article describes the pioneering research and scholarship of Professor Vesla Weaver, who arrived at JHU in the fall as a Bloomberg Professor and is jointly appointed to the Department of Political Science and Department of Sociology.


Teju Cole to speak as part of President’s Reading Series

The President’s Reading Series and the Writing Seminars¬†present Teju Cole. Where and When: November 7th, 2017 at 6: 00 PM in the Mudd Hall Auditorium. Cole was born in the U.S. in 1975 and raised in Nigeria. He is the author of two works of fiction: Every Day Is for the Thief, which was named […]