Freedmen's Bureau Papers Transcribe-a-thon

Friday, October 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 4:00pm

Art-Sociology Building, Michelle Smith Collaboratory, Room 4213

Join the Michelle Smith Collaboratory and the African American History, Culture and Digital Humanities (AADHum) Initiative in the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), in conjunction with the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), for a day of transcribing and dialogue about the Freedmen's Bureau papers and their important role in helping illuminate the road from slavery to freedom in the African American experience.

Participate online or in-person as we work to transcribe documents from the NMAAHC Freedmen's Bureau Papers. Wi-fi access will be available to non-UMD participants.

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Continuing Legacies: Masters & Apprentices in Conversation Exhibition Opening Reception

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Department of Art’s undergraduate students presents new works inspired and exhibited alongside works by established African American artists from the David C. Driskell Center’s art collection; among the selected artists are Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence. Exhibit is open to public weekdays from 9am-5pm.

Sponsored by the David C. Driskell Center and the Maril Gallery and the Department of Art

Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice Series

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

The Baha'i Chair for World Peace presents the 2015 Spring Symposium in the series on:
Structural Racism and the Root Causes of Prejudice with Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Odis Johnson, Jr.:

'Racial Inequality and American Education: Policies, Practices and Politics'
Dr. Pedro Noguera
Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, New York University

'Why did Convergence of the Achievement Gap Stop? Residency, Race & Inequality'
Dr. Odis Johnson, Jr.
Associate Chair, Department of Education & Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis




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