Institute on Black Life announces spring lecture series
The University of South Florida Institute on Black Life has announced its spring colloquium series schedule. The speakers will address such topics as religion, immigration and gender issues.
IBL event honors founder, highlights research
A display of masks and sculptures from the University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum’s collection and a pair of drums in the lobby of the Dr. Kiran B. Patel Center for Global Solutions hinted that the day’s events were focused on Africa.
Black History: More than just a month
Some comedians joke that February was chosen for Black History month because it was the shortest but the truth is, in coming up with the idea, Carter G. Woodson followed a tradition in African American communities of celebrating the births of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. What started out as a week in 1926 -- called Negro History week -- was expanded to a month 50 years later.
Africana event opens the eyes of students
Hillsborough County students visited the University of South Florida’s Marshall Center on Jan. 20, to experience the cultural event “Many Faces of Africa” hosted by USF’s Department of Africana Studies and the Institute on Black Life.
Exploring the role of “rest in peace” T-shirts in Black America
The USF Institute on Black Life will host anthropology doctoral candidate Brett Mervis, who will give a presentation entitled “Rest in Peace T-Shirts: An Exploratory Study of a Contemporary Black American Mourning Ritual.” The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. on Nov. 4 in FAO 296.
Juneteenth celebrates freedom
In stark contrast to the way news travels in an instant around the globe today, news of emancipation from slavery travelled to the enslaved only as fast as humans could carry it.