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Department of History’s 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture: “Caribbean Slavery”

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The GSU Department of History announces the 2014 Dale Somers Memorial Lecture, to be delivered by Dr. Philip Morgan, Professor of History at Johns Hopkins University, on Friday April 4, 2014. Dr. Morgan will speak on “Caribbean Slavery.” Though he … Continue reading

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To Learn More: Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave (1853)

poster, Twelve Years a Slave film

Last night the film Twelve Years a Slave, a wrenching portrait of a free black man kidnapped into slavery, won the Oscar award for Best Film; the film’s director, Steve McQueen, became the first black director to win for Best … Continue reading

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Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Talk: The Future of Reproductive Justice

Dr. Dorothy Roberts, University of Pennsylvania

The Georgia State University Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexualities announces an upcoming talk by Dr. Dorothy E. Roberts, “The Future of Reproductive Justice,” on Monday, February 10, 2014. Dr. Roberts is George A. Weiss Professor of Law and Sociology … Continue reading

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New Resources: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014

image of King leaning on a lectern, Martin Luther King Press Conference, March 26 1964

January 20 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday falling on the third Monday of January, near King’s birthday on January 15, 1929. The holiday was established in 1983 after a long struggle, and in 1994 Congress designated … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Beatles vs. Stones

cover image, John McMillian, Beatles vs. Stones

John McMillian of the Department of History has recently published Beatles vs. Stones, a lively discussion of the complex relationship between two legendary bands which dominated rock culture during the 1960s and well beyond. Recently reviewed in the New York … Continue reading

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Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Talk: Dr. Adela C. Licona, “Stories and Bodies-So-Far: Queer/ed Relational Re/Mixings as Coalitional Gestures”

Dr. Adela Licona

The Georgia State University Institute for Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, along with the Department of Communication, Faces of Feminism, and SPEAK, is pleased to sponsor a talk by Dr. Adela C. Licona on “Stories and Bodies-So-Far: Queer/ed Relational Re/Mixings … Continue reading

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Middle East Institute Panel: “What’s Going On In Syria?”

The Georgia State University Middle East Institute is sponsoring a panel discussion, “What’s Going On In Syria?” on Monday, September 16, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the Troy Moore Library, 9th Floor, Langdale Hall. The panel will be … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago Today: The March on Washington (1963)

cover, Leonard Freed, This is the Day

Fifty years ago today, a range of civil rights organizations and other groups organized the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, perhaps best known for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, a recording of which was … Continue reading

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New Primary-Source Database: History Vault, Black Freedom I and II

photo, Bayard Rustin at news briefing on the Civil Rights March on Washington in the Statler Hotel, half-length portrait, seated at table

The Georgia State University Library now provides access to two modules of the ProQuest History Vault, a project involving the digitization of historical primary sources previously available on microfilm. These two modules focus on 20th-century African-American history and are a … Continue reading

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New Faculty Publication: Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century

cover, Alex Sayf Cummings, Democracy of Sound

Georgia State University Department of History’s Prof. Alex Sayf Cummings has recently published Democracy of Sound: Music Piracy and the Remaking of American Copyright in the Twentieth Century (2013). “In Democracy of Sound, Alex Sayf Cummings uncovers the little-known history … Continue reading

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