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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)


2nd Annual Race and Sports Symposium
                           The Power of Sport:
          A Conversation on Business, Race and Sport
  Thursday, February 18th
  The Kansas Union
  Keynote address "Race,
  Sports & Society" by
  Dave Zirin, sports editor
  of the Nation.
  6 pm Interview with former
  KU athletes
  7 pm Keynote Address
           Free Tickets (RSVP) for the event here.
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Torchbearers of Democracy - Chad Williams, Brandeis University
November 10, 2015
University of Kansas
I Wonder as I Wander - Videos
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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