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“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)


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Power of Sport: A Conversation on Business, Race and Sports - Dave Zirin of The Nation and Wayne Simien, Lisa Braddy & Ernie Shelby
February 8, 2016
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Directions and Routes in African American Studies
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Episode 6
Tony Bolden, Associate Professor
Department of African and African-American Studies

Episode 7
Tamara A. Baker, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology

Episode 8
Darren Canady, Assistant Professor
Department of English

Episode 9
Cécile Accilien, Associate Professor
Department of African and African-American Studies
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