Jody Allen has begun researching the life of John Wallace De Rozaro (also spelled DeRozzaro), a free black man who sought to attend lectures at William & Mary in the early 1800s.
People from across the country, including members of the William & Mary community, gathered at the First Baptist Church of Williamsburg Monday to celebrate the 240th anniversary of one of the oldest African-American houses of worship in the United States.
History Professor Jeremy Pope will be honored with the top teaching award at Charter Day.
The Diversity in Philosophy Discussion Group is exploring philosophy outside of the traditional canon.
The William & Mary community is expected to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in January with a series of events, including service opportunities for students and a commemoration ceremony with guest speaker Melissa Harris-Perry, an MSNBC host and Wake Forest University professor.
The forum was one of five being held on campus this month by the Task Force on Race and Race Relations to get feedback from faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students on the university’s racial climate.
Ntozake Shange participated in a number of discussions with students and faculty, visited classes and attended a staged reading of her work in Andrews Hall Friday night.
William & Mary’s Task Force on Race and Race Relations has been at work since the spring and is hoping to continue its progress with additional feedback from the campus community.
Bettina Judd, visiting professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, has published a new book of poems giving voice to the forgotten women of medicine.
Researchers examined photos in six popular, American magazines and found that Asian men and black women were underrepresented, potentially due to stereotypes that associate femininity with Asian people and masculinity with black people.
Collaborative program between W&M and Eastern Virginia Medical School is teaching that the stories behind the illness are important for good healthcare, too.
Braxton, Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Professor of English and Africana Studies and director of the Middle Passage Project, served as the lone consultant on the Postal Service's commemorative stamp.
William & Mary's fifth annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium will feature panel discussions, speakers, a solo theatrical performance and a spoken-word event.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ali Colleen Neff is teaching the AFST 306 class on basic Wolof, a language seen predominantly in the African countries of Senegal, Mauritania and Gambia.
Terri Babineau, dean of students at EVMS, will speak at Millington Hall.
One week after the country observed Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Marc Lamont Hill emphasized that the work of the past is not over and that people -- no matter their race, gender, creed, ethnicity or sexuality -- need to "act bravely.”
Commentator and African American Studies Professor Marc Lamont Hill will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Commemoration.
Students in an Africana studies course this fall explored black expressive culture.
W&M faculty members discussed the College's history, from slavery to Jim Crow, during the "Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name" event Nov. 6.
English and Linguistics Professor Anne Charity Hudley will be featured on the public radio program With Good Reason the week of Oct. 4, 2014.
Young African Leaders Initiative fellows spent six weeks studying at Presidential Precinct members W&M, University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland and Morven.
For the past three summers, archaeologists have dug up the grounds of a William & Mary dorm in search of the "smoking lunchbox"—the archaeologists' term for a material-culture connection between the 18th-century Bray School and a building still in use on the William & Mary campus.
More than 100 students participated in the May 9 ceremony, including graduate students who were included for the first time this year.
The W&M chapter of STAND, along with Africana Studies and IPAX, hosted a day to remember Rwanda and to work against genocide in the rest of the world.
Two Arts & Sciences faculty members were recently recognized for their service to their colleagues and the College.
On April 3, Swem Library will celebrate the collection with an event featuring performances by local hip-hop groups and DJs, a lecture by Mark Anthony Neal, a panel discussion, a display of Hip-Hop Collection artifacts and more.
William & Mary, the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, James Madison’s Montpelier, James Monroe’s Ash Lawn-Highland and Morven will host 25 promising young African leaders this summer
The research of several William & Mary students who took the course "Out of the Shadows: Women of the Civil Rights Movement" is featured in a new exhibit at Swem Library titled “Peninsular Women: Making a Difference.”
The William & Mary Lemon Project is preparing to host its fourth annual spring symposium, an event that continues to grow each year.
William & Mary is a campus proud of its strong sense of community. While that community spirit can be seen all around the university, one place where it is most visible is the Africana House in the Randolph Complex.
A central figure in the establishment of the black studies program and first associate chair of the English department, Jacquelyn McLendon has spent more than two decades positively influencing W&M, its students and faculty.
Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes five exceptional faculty members with the Alumni Fellowship Award.
Africana Studies Professor Vinson Discusses Nelson Mandela
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education recently published a report on selective colleges and universities with the smallest gap between white and black students’ graduation rates, and William & Mary was shown to have the smallest gap of all public institutions on the list.
Francis Tanglaos-Aguas he has sought to make the W&M theatre production of "Sitayana" a collaborative effort between faculty and students.
On April 19, Special Collections will launch the William & Mary Hip-Hop Collection, the most comprehensive collection of its kind devoted to chronicling Virginia’s hip-hop past.
Students participating in Joanne Braxton's "Articulating Ancestry" course are given the tools and the self-confidence to become engaged scholars.
Leah Glenn was featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of the "Ringing Far and Near" newsletter.
The College of William & Mary's second annual Lemon Project Spring Symposium is slated for March 17 at the Bruton Heights School in Williamsburg, Va.
Members of William & Mary's music faculty will present performances -- both on stage and on TV -- in honor of Black History Month in the next few weeks.
Anna Swanson, an Africana Studies major and Class 2013 gave a "Chapel Talk" at the Episcopal Academy on December 1, 2011. In this presentation to her high school, Anna provides an eloquent reflection on her experience in international service learning and study abroad--especially in Africa.
Theatre and dance faculty recently sat down with William & Mary News to discuss their interdisciplinary work with Africana studies.
Hans Goff '05 has worked with some big names in the entertainment industry, including Questlove from The Roots and Michael K. Williams from The Wire. But he's not just some Hollywood bigwig; if anything, a better title for him might be political junkie.
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Africana Studies Program under new direction.
Africana Studies was launched this academic year as a new interdisciplinary program that offers majors and minors as part of an expanded curriculum of Black Studies and African Studies.
William & Mary will explore its own past involvement with slavery and the complexities of race relations from the end of the Civil War to date.
A new Africana Studies course has been designed to explore the history of African Americans from West Africa to the New World.
A symposium sponsored by Africana Studies, Office of the Provost and the Charles Center to discuss the local and global connections to slavery in the Historic Triangle.
Zachary Rice, an African Studies and Economics double major, is the winner of the newly-created Trice Fellowship.