Angela Davis and Gina Dent joined Margo Natalie Crawford of the Center for Africana Studies for this year’s Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture in Social Justice.
Across campus, students, faculty, and staff will gather for the 25th annual Commemorative Symposium honoring the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. from Jan. 15 through Feb. 1.
New installations showcase the diversity and artistry of modern culture in dialogue with historic artifacts.
The professor of English and Africana studies is defined by his artistic curiosity and commitment to community building as a teacher and mentor.
The main level reopens after a historic renovation featuring the relocated sphinx and completely reimagined Africa and Mexico/Central America galleries.
Here, a collection of Penn faculty and students share some of their goals for the 2019-20 academic year, plus a quote that's keeping them motivated.
The Penn community recalls the life and legacy of renowned author and teacher Toni Morrison, H‘88.
Sudanese scholar Ali Ali-Dinar, a senior lecturer in the Department of Africana Studies, discusses the ongoing uprising in the East African country and the Sudan massacre.
Students, faculty, and community members gathered to talk about the University’s connections to slavery.
A Penn Global Seminar course taught by Carol Muller took the 16 undergraduates to South Africa to explore that nation's history and post-apartheid present day through music and culture. The students demonstrated the impact of the journey through final projects including a painting, a written paper, a poem, a film, a photo essay, a musical score—even a set of political cartoons.
Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences discussed her seminar “Family Feuds: Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Solange and the Meaning of American Music” and analyzed the viral Coachella performance’s commentary on Black womanhood.
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Penn students Ashley Barrett, Arike Jacobs, and Erica Suarez joined Salamishah Tillet of the School of Arts and Sciences on “Good Day Philadelphia” to discuss Tillet’s seminar “Beyoncé, Jay-Z, and Solange.” (Video)
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