AAAS Professors Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, Elizabeth Hinton, Walter Johnson, and Brandon Terry headlined a discussion on #blacklivesmatter on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, convened by professor Kirsten Weld and brought to you by the Harvard University Department of History and History Design Studio.
Professor Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham's book, Righteous Discontent, and conception of the term "politics of respectability" were discussed in a recent Boston Globe editorial, "The new face of civil rights."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has just received a major grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase excitement about STEM education and fields of study via his longtime interest in family genealogy. The program involves the creation of genealogy and genetics summer camps and will involve several college and university partners including Spelman College, Morehouse College, and North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Read more about Professor Gates receives major RWJ grant to Advance interest in STEM education
Ten distinguished humanities recipients to receive honor on Sept 10 in East Room ceremony
WASHINGTON (September 3, 2015) — The White House today announced the distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal. The awardees include historians, writers, a philosopher, scholar, preservationist, food activist and an education course. President Barack Obama will confer the medal in a September 10 ceremony in the East Room. The First Lady will also attend.