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Davis Letter

Important acquisition of scholar-activist Angela Davis papers for Schlesinger Library

February 14, 2018

Through the efforts of Henry Louis Gates Jr. of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and Jane Kamensky of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women, Harvard has acquired the personal archives of scholar-activist Angela Davis. Documenting her entire life, the collection includes... Read more about Important acquisition of scholar-activist Angela Davis papers for Schlesinger Library

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Prof. Bernstein Plays Critical Role in Bringing Previously Unknown Slave Narrative to Light

January 31, 2018
Professor Robin Bernstein played a critical role in bringing a previously unknown slave narrative to light.  The tale was featured in a recent commentary on TheRoot.com:

https://www.theroot.com/new-slave-narrative-tells-story-of-woman-who-escaped-to-1822565443

For the fuller story and narrative see...

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Art of Jazz

Suzanne Preston Blier's "Art of Jazz" volume named by Crave Magazine among the 10 Best Art Books of 2017

January 2, 2018

Crave Magazine named the Art of Jazz (Harvard University Press) Crave Magazine’s 10 Best Art Books of 2017. The volume, which accompanied the exhibition at the Harvard Art Museum and the Cooper Gallery, is the result of a team effort involving also David Bindman, Vera Grant, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. For the full review, click here.

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Leah Yared

Leah Yared publishes an Op-Ed in the New York Times: "Home From Harvard, Back in the Holiday Hot Seat"

January 2, 2018
Leah Yared, a junior concentrator in AAAS and History and Literature, has published an insightful piece on the joys and burdens of community expectations when you are the child of immigrants and you are attending Harvard College. For the full article, see here. Read more about Leah Yared publishes an Op-Ed in the New York Times: "Home From Harvard, Back in the Holiday Hot Seat"