- Wednesday, May 27, 2020Princeton seniors Matthew Oakland and Olivia Ott have been awarded two of the University’s highest awards for graduating students. Oakland, of Elk Grove, California, has been given the Frederick Douglass Service Award. Ott, of Hailey, Idaho, received the Harold Willis Dodds Achievement Prize.
- Thursday, May 21, 2020In 1911, the Baltimore Afro-American(link is external) reported that a Philadelphia African American man declared Cambridge, Maryland “not a prosperous field for a street preacher.” The man arrived in Cambridge at the end of September and “expound[ed] the Word to the many who frequent[ed] Water street and its environments.” Unfortunately, “he found that his collections [only] amounted to 64 cents the first week.” The unnamed street preacher had struggled to pay his rent in Philadelphia and came to Cambridge for a fresh start but faced similar challenges in his new city, as those who passed him by deemed him a beggar, or worse, a nuisance. Spending additional hours on the street corner in Cambridge, as he had done in the city of Brotherly Love, “he made an extra effort to have the populace increase this magnificent sum, and was rewarded with just enough to make $1.” His earnings were not enough to cover his rent, but it procured him a ticket back home to Philadelphia. 1(link is external)
- Monday, Oct 21, 2019Recent Certificate recipient, Heath Pearson, Ph.D. sits down with American Jazz Trumpeter, Christian Scott, to discuss his inspirations, his creative process, and the importance of musically challenging himself.
- Friday, Jul 12, 2019In this Graduate Series Interview, Jordie Davies (moderator) sits down with Keahnan Washington to discuss the influence of Black Politics, Activist Movements; like Black Lives Matter, and the importance of voting in today's political climate.
- Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019In 2019, the Department of the African American Studies had the pleasure of graduating the second cohort of AAS Concentrators. We have no doubt that these three scholars will continue to excel and make an impact in the world.
- Monday, Jun 10, 2019
The Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University announces more than $123,000 in awards to support the summer projects and research of 52 Princeton undergraduates, chosen from 80 applicants. Although all first, second, and third-year student-artists are eligible to apply, for many recipients, the funding provides the resources to conduct research, undertake training, and pursue other opportunities critical to achieving their senior thesis project goals in the arts.
- Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Making history once more!
This year, African American Studies welcomes thirteen new sophomores as concentrators to the department. This is is the largest class of AAS concentrators in the Department's history! Meet the new concentrators below. Not Pictured: Aisha Tahir, and Kiki Gilbert
- Monday, Apr 29, 2019The Princeton University Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) selected five undergraduates as 2019 Arthur Liman Fellows in Public Interest Law. Of the five undergraduates selected, three are African American Studies Concentrators.
- Thursday, Apr 11, 2019Princeton University junior Nathan Poland has been awarded a 2019 Truman Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 toward graduate school and the opportunity to participate in professional development programs to prepare for careers in public service.
- Monday, Apr 8, 2019Over the spring break, we set out for London in search of the archives and traveling histories of some of the itinerant and exiled thinkers we were studying. We followed the route of several deportees from the U.S. back to Brixton, a neighborhood in South London where Trinidadian writer C.L.R. James and his compatriot Claudia Jones ended up after their deportations from the United States during the 1950s at the height of McCarthyism.