Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
January 9, 2023
Panel to look at Washtenaw County’s African American presence
The lecture and discussion “Before the Black Action Movement: The U-M African American Student Project, Washtenaw County’s Black Communities, and the Struggle for Inclusion” will take place Jan. 16.
January 13, 2020
Historian to discuss MLK and the crisis of racial capitalism
Barbara Ransby, historian, writer and longtime political activist, will focus on King’s fight on behalf of poor people and low-income workers, and the challenges of that work today.
June 14, 2019
Obituary: Niara Sudarkasa
Niara Sudarkasa, née Gloria Albertha Marshall, affectionately known as “Madam President,” and former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies at U-M, died May 31 after a long struggle with several chronic diseases.