Statement of Solidarity

In these days of pandemic crisis, the Afro-American Studies Department stands in solidarity and community with Asian and Asian American, people both on and off campus. We abhor the xenophobia that has inaccurately and unfairly blamed these communities for the spread of the current COVID-19 virus.  As scholars of …

African Americans In Europe: London, Copenhagen, and Paris

Next Wednesday, October 16th, Afro-American Studies Professor Ethelene Whitmire will be on a panel about African Americans in Europe: London, Copenhagen, and Paris in Chicago at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. “African Americans have been traveling to and living in Europe since and before the end of slavery, right up to the present. Perhaps most famously noted in the writings of James Baldwin. Join us for a discussion of some of the varied aspects of this long and wonderfully complex story.”