Lynn Briley '71, Karen Ely '71 and Janet Brown Strafer '71 discuss their experiences as the first African-American residential students at W&M 50 years ago.
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.
Guest artist Steve Prince creates masks for incorporation into a mural project celebrating the 50th anniversary of black residential students at the university.
Jacquelyn McLendon will lead the 50th-anniversary celebration of the first residential African-American students at W&M.
Sen. Monty Mason ’89 (D-1st) read from a resolution passed by the Virginia General Assembly in honor of the commemoration and presented a copy of it to President Taylor Reveley.
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.
The Greater Williamsburg Women's Association's Cultural Arts Experience brought 30 area middle-school students to the Muscarelle Museum to learn about heritage.
W&M, working through the university's Lemon Project, helped First Baptist Church of Williamsburg with it's national "Let Freedom Ring" event.
Scenes from the "Building a Vocal Community: The Power of Song" workshop conducted by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell at William & Mary.
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.”
Students in professor Artisia Green's Black Expressive Culture Workshop talk about their final projects.
W&M researcher Heather Huyck leads students and volunteers on discovery and documentation of "priceless" documents from Maggie Walker.
Cleo Parker Robinson and her dance ensemble lead a master class at William and Mary.
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.
Members of the William & Mary community hold a pre-Kwanzaa celebration.
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
W&M professors Hermine Pinson (English) and Harris Simon (music) perform "I can change your mind."
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
Visiting assistant professor of anthropology Ali Colleen Neff is teaching the first African-based language course at the university.
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.
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.
Performance highlights from W&M's 2015 multicultural fair.
W&M professor Joanne Braxton leads students to go in-character as part of their final assignments for her articulating ancestry class.
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
The Leah Glenn Dance Theatre prepares for a summer engagement at Williamsburg's Kimball Theatre.
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.
Alumni Jerome Waller '13 (aka JBdaPilot) and Keith Taylor '13 (aka Adum West) rap at their alma mater.
A peek inside the W&M School of Education's Camp Launch robotics class.
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.
W&M graduate student Reginald Johns dedicated his poem "I Remember" to the memory of Maya Angelou during a community reading honoring the late artist.
Residents of W&M's Africana House talk about their sense of family and community.
The Ingramettes perform their version of "In the Garden" during a master class sponsored by the Ewell Concert Series at William & Mary.
Ebony Expressions sings 'Happy Birthday' to William and Mary during Charter Day 2013 ceremonies at the university.
Artisia Green '00 directs "Ruined," a play about conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Joanne Braxton interviews poet-activist Jayne Cortez in William & Mary's historic Wren Chapel.
Visiting professor Bettina Judd discusses her book of poetry "Patient."
Jamel Donnor, assistant professor of education, discusses his new book "The Resegregation of Schools."
Faculty from Africana studies, theater, dance and English collaborate on multifaceted examinations of histories.
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
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