Featured Books by KU African Americanists and Scholars of Race.  See more about KU Scholars here.

“That Justice is a blind goddess
Is a thing to which we black are wise.
Her bandage hides two festering sores
That once perhaps were eyes”  -- Langston Hughes
(“Justice,” 1923)


“There is today no lack within the Negro people of Beauty, strength and power – world shaking power. If I were a young writer, I would try to put some of these qualities on paper and on stage.” -- Langston Hughes
(“The Task of the Negro Writer and Artist,” 1965)


Protecting the Vote Symposium
   October 8
   Panels from 1-4:30
   The Hall Center
   Kris Kobach Lecture
   @ 5:30
   The Commons
Free Tickets (RSVP) for both events available Sept. 1
Featured Video
​July 27, 2015
Lawrence Public Library
Annoucements / Events
I Wonder as I Wander - Videos
Directions and Routes in African American Studies
Select a speaker’s name to view the video.

Episode 4
Randal M. Jelks, Associate Professor
Department of African & African American Studies

Episode 5
John Rury, Professor
Department Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

Episode 6

Tony Bolden, Associate Professor
Department African and African-American Studies

Episode 7

Tamara A. Baker, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

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