Tag Archives: African Americans

The Voting Rights Act (MLK, Jr. Commemorative Event) – Jan. 28

Deuel Ross, Fried Frank Fellow for the NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, will talk about the 1965 Voting Rights Act on Wed., Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m. in the UC Hamilton Room. This is UWW’s 29th annual Martin Luther … Continue reading

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Can Environmental Justice and Economic Development Co-exist in the African American Community?

September 25, 2013 Linda Loubert will be giving a lecture titled “Can Environmental Justice and Economic Development Co-exist in the African American Community?” in the UC. Whether or not you can attend this intriguing presentation, the Andersen Library is the best place to go to find articles related to the topic being discussed. Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – August 9

Stare in the Darkness: The Limits of Hip-hop and Black Politics by Lester Spence E185.86 .S687 2011 New Book Island, 2nd floor Music provides the vehicle for the expression of endless possibilities. As a window to one’s soul, an artist … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – September 21

Diversity Paradox: Immigration and the Color Line in 21st Century America by Jennifer Lee & Frank Bean JV6475 .L38 2010 New Book Island, 2nd floor Diversity is very much a part of our society, including our campus. The convergence of … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – March 16

The Battle of Ole Miss Civil Rights v. States’ Rights by Frank Lambert LD3413 .L36 2009 New Book Island, 2nd floor As we all know, the middle years of the twentieth century were a very tumultuous time for the civil … Continue reading

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Knowing How We Got Here

This week I read Leonard Pitts‘ column in the Janesville Gazette “You can’t understand world unless you know how it was,” in which he laments that many people do not know basic history, and thus cannot put our world today … Continue reading

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African American Studies resources

February is Black History Month and the Library has many resources to support research on African-American culture and life. Here are a few specialized sources for your research. African American Biographical Database The African American Biographical Database contains biographical sketches … Continue reading

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New Stuff Tuesday – January 20

Capitol Men: The Epic Story of Reconstruction Through the Lives of the First Black Congressmen By Philip Dray E668 .D76 2008 New Book Island, 2nd floor Yes, today is one historic day. Barack Obama, the first African-American president has taken … Continue reading

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