Monthly Archives: February 2015

Why We Still Need Black History Month, Even Though #28daysarenotenough

Nearly 90 years old, Black History Month now attracts critics who say that the observance is either an inadequate gesture or a throwback to another time. In this piece, I suggest that Black History Month continues to have relevance, especially … Continue reading

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In the Classroom: Photography and African American Identity

I’m┬ácollaborating with the William L. Clements Library on The Arabella Chapman Project. Chapman was a young African American woman who, in the 1880s and 1890s, assembled two photographic albums that are now archived at the Clements. The images are stunning; … Continue reading

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#ShondaLand at Duke

Most Thursday evenings you can find me in front of my television immersed in the worlds that Shonda Rhimes has conjured up: Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. Until recently I considered this to be at best leisure … Continue reading

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