AAS 21 Podcast is a monthly (soon to be weekly) podcast conversation about the books and ideas animating the field of African American Studies in the 21st Century and the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of race and racial groups. We invite you to listen as we “read” how race and culture are produced globally – looking past outcomes to beginnings, questioning dominant discourses, and considering evidence instead of myth. The podcast is recorded and produced at Princeton University in the Department of African American Studies. Visit podcast.aas.princeton.edu for more information, or listen to the player at the bottom of this page.
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The Department of African American Studies at Princeton University provides an exciting and innovative model for teaching and research about African-descended people, with a central focus on their experiences in the United States. We embody this mission in a curriculum that reflects the complex interplay between the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people in this country and around the world.
Professor Tera Hunter Publishes the First Comprehensive History of African American Marriage in the Nineteenth Century
Uncovering the experiences of African American spouses in plantation records, legal and court documents, and pension files, Tera W. Hunter reveals the myriad ways couples adopted, adapted, revised, and rejected white Christian ideas of marriage. Setting their own standards for conjugal relationships, enslaved husbands and wives were creative and, of necessity, practical in starting and supporting families under conditions of uncertainty and crueltyFull Story
The primary mission of the Brodsky Center is to enable groundbreaking artists, both established and emerging, to create new work in paper and print. Artists-in-residence are invited to engage in one-on-one collaborations with the Brodsky Center’s master printers and papermakers. These experts and innovators make it possible for artists to translate their vision into a media that may be new to them. Since the Brodsky Center was conceived, diversity has been central to its mission and has consistently supported women and artists of color. The Brodsky Center is dedicated to the promotion of editions, paper and the printed image as central to contemporary art practice.Full Story
This spring several Princeton University graduate students pursuing graduate certification in the Department of African American Studies earned awards and fellowships to support continued research in African American Studies and intersecting fields. The graduate certificate provides an opportunity for graduate students to complement doctoral studies in their home department with coordinated interdisciplinary training in African American Studies.Full Story
Professor Tera Hunter publishes first comprehensive history of African American marriage in the nineteenth century aas.princeton.edu/blog/news/bo…
Unemployment May 2016
|African American Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level||Indiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas|
|Hispanic Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level||California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, and North Carolina|
|White Unemployment Rate is at or Below its Pre-Recession Level||in 24 states|
|African American Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000||Emergency savings of $400|
|Hispanic Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000||Emergency savings of $700|
|White Household Earning Between $25,000 and $50,000||Emergency savings of $2100|
|States with Greatest African American Poverty Rate||Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, and Wisconsin|
|States with Greatest Hispanic Poverty Rate||Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and Rhode Island|
|States with Greatest White Poverty Rate||Arizona, Arkansas, Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia|