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Harvard University Black Commencement features AAAS Speakers, New York Times Reports

June 22, 2017

In a recent New York Times article, Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate Commencements, African and African American Studies (AAAS) award-winning alumna, Olivia Castor, and AAAS Professor Brandon M. Terry lent their voices to the celebration of diversity across campus and across the nation on the occasion of the new "Harvard University Black Commencement" at the...

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ImeIme Umana

ImeIme Umana Takes the Helm as President of Harvard Law Review

February 1, 2017

One of our recent graduates, ImeIme Umana (’14), has been named the first Black woman to edit the Harvard Law Review.  ImeIme was a brilliant joint concentrator (with Government) in the African American Studies track who received a Hoopes Prize for her thesis on “Racial Burden vs. Electoral Integrity: An Empirical Study of the Texas Voter Identification Law.”  

She worked at the Hip Hop Archive and Research Institute in the Hutchins Center and was President of the student led Institute of Politics.  What is more, Imeme was awarded departmental honors as the recipient...

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AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, delivers TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, delivers TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa

April 25, 2016

AAAS Alumnus, Sangu Delle, recently delivered a TEDx talk at Oxford University on Economic Freedom and Gender Equality in Africa.  The thought-provoking talk, where Sangu Delle explores the notion that, "economic freedom may very well lie in another resource, one that we’ve neglected for too long," can be viewed by visiting: ...

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