Panel explores the history, implications of segregation

The Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) hosted its first panel discussion of the year, which focused on the history of segregation and its implications in urban spaces on Wednesday night, featuring Justin Steil, an assistant professor of law and urban planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Garnette Cadogan, an essayist […]

Developing an institutional memory at Tufts: African-American history at Tufts

For most Tufts students, time on the Hill lasts only four years, and their memory of Tufts only includes the people they met and the experiences they had within that time. However, some students and faculty — both current and late — have devoted their time to looking back decades, even centuries, into Tufts’ history to integrate the people and experiences […]

Black Freedom Trail marks important locations, retells stories of black history

The Tufts/Medford Black Freedom Trail, connecting on-campus sites including the Capen House, the Lena D. Bruce (E ’92) and Anita Y. Griffey (LA ’89) Bench and Goddard Chapel Plaque, signifies the stories and moments in the African American history at Tufts. According to Professor of Political Science Pearl Robinson, who has taught at Tufts since 1975, the Tufts/Medford […]

Craig Steven Wilder discusses universities, racism and slavery at Africana Distinguished Lecture

MIT history professor Craig Steven Wilder was featured as this year’s Africana Distinguished Lecture at Breed Memorial Hall last night, where he explored the relationship between racist visual imagery, protest and the American university system. The event was sponsored by a total of nine departments and centers, including the Africana Center and the Center for the Study of Race and […]

Africana symposium to be held on Friday with panels, workshops

The second annual workshop of the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) will be a symposium titled “Social Movements and the Black Intellectual Tradition” tomorrow afternoon at Breed Memorial Hall at 51 Winthrop St. The Africana symposium, which will run from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., is a collaborative effort between the Africana Studies program and the Center for […]

Tufts CSRD holds teach-in on Ferguson

The Tufts Center for the Study of Race and Democracy (CSRD) hosted a teach-in on the events, context and implications of this summer’s conflict and the ongoing situation in Ferguson, Mo. in the Terrace Room on Friday afternoon. The event was broken up into three panel discussions, featuring both student and faculty hosts. The first panel, titled […]