African-American Experience Videos

'Green and Gold': A tribute
'Green and Gold': A tribute

Rehearsal footage of "Green and Gold," a tribute to the first residential African-American students at William & Mary. Features choreography by Leah Glenn, associate professor of dance, poetry by Hermine Pinson, professor of art, and dance by Camille Estrella '11, Allyson Ross '06 and Olivia Armstrong '14.

Prince: Creating the mural 'Lemonade'
Prince: Creating the mural 'Lemonade'

Steve Prince, visiting artist at the university, discusses the imagery incorporated into the mural 'Lemonade,' which celebrates the history of African-Americans at William & Mary.

Scene@W&M: How to not dance
Scene@W&M: How to not dance

During a "Building Vocal Community" workshop at William & Mary, Dr. Ysaye Barnwell led attendees Hermine Pinson and Leah Stith in demonstrating how congregants could “move” in their churches without actually “dancing.”

MLK service day at W&M
MLK service day at W&M

W&M students working through the Office of Community Engagement honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. with a day of service in Williamsburg.

Glover: Toward a legacy of diversity
Glover: Toward a legacy of diversity

Chon Glover, W&M's assistant to the president for diversity and community initiatives, believes the College is moving toward becoming truly "one William & Mary." http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2009/glover-building-a-legacy-for-diversity-at-wm-003.php

The College of William & Mary's Africana Studies Program
The College of William & Mary's Africana Studies Program

Africana Studies is a interdisciplinary major with a global focus that explores the scholarship on the history and cultural traditions, and the political and economic circumstances which together define over 1.2 billion people of African descent. The central mission of the Program is to prepare students for lifelong learning, graduate study in various fields, and careers in private and public organizations worldwide. Africana Studies seeks to develop a habit of thinking that is inter-disciplinarily analytical and a habit of heart that is cross-culturally empathetic. Embracing more than the centrality of race, it is designed to apply a comparative lens to the study of imperial, national, ethnic, linguistic, and religious currents and intersections in Africa, and its far-flung Diaspora in North America, the Caribbean Basin, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Western Europe. For more info visit: http://www.wm.edu/as/africanastudies/index.php Music: “Upbeat” by Jon Luc Hefferman From the Free Music Archive CC BY NC

Neff brings world of Wolof to W&M
Neff brings world of Wolof to W&M

Visiting assistant professor of anthropology Ali Colleen Neff is teaching the first African-based language course at the university.

In class with Ntozake Shange
In class with Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange visits English professor Hermine Pinson's combined Jazz and American Literature course and Advanced Poetry course. Improvisational dance by dance professor Leah Glenn.

Painting the words of Ntozake Shange
Painting the words of Ntozake Shange

During a staged reading titled “My Job as an Artist is to Say What I See: Painting the Words of Ntozake Shange Onstage,” students read portions of Ntozake Shange’s wide range of works.

Linguistics and engagement: In class with Charity Hudley
Linguistics and engagement: In class with Charity Hudley

Students in Anne Charity Hudley's community studies/African American English class are expected to become cultural navigators as well as cultural creators. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/in-class-with-charity-hudley.php

Hip Hop goes live at Swem
Hip Hop goes live at Swem

Hip-hop pioneer D.J. Bee, W&M's S.M.I.L.E.S. crew and W&M artist John Lee help celebrate the second annual celebration of W&M's hip-hop collection.

Branch out: Lessons from 'the kitchen'
Branch out: Lessons from 'the kitchen'

Team leaders Katherine Webb '18 and Marcell Crawford '16 discuss lessons from a spring-break service trip to D.C. Central Kitchen. Features on-site footage by W&M community engagement fellow Kyla Ainsworth '14.

Ingramettes at W&M:
Ingramettes at W&M: "In the Garden"

The Ingramettes perform their version of "In the Garden" during a master class sponsored by the Ewell Concert Series at William & Mary.

Diaspora in Historic Triangle conference: session 1
Diaspora in Historic Triangle conference: session 1

The first of two videos on a William & Mary conference exploring the origins of the African Diaspora in Virginia's Historic Triangle. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/africana-studies-melds-the-local-with-the-global-123.php

Diaspora in Historic Triangle conference: session 2
Diaspora in Historic Triangle conference: session 2

The second video on a William & mary conference exploring the origins of the African Diaspora in Virginia's Historic Triangle. http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2010/africana-studies-melds-the-local-with-the-global-123.php