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2014 Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture: Savage Portrayals: Race, Media and the Central Park Jogger Story March 17, 4:30 PM, Library Auditorium

St. Johns University sociology professor Natalie Byfield will discuss her scholarship and journalism on the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger rape case at the fifth annual Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture on March 17, 2014 in the TCNJ Library auditorium. The event is cosponsored by the Departments of African American Studies, Sociology, English, Criminology, Psychology and… Continue Reading

Watch Dr. Khalil Muhammad’s TCNJ Talk on the Condemnation of Blackness

The Criminology and African-American Studies Departments brought scholar and Director of New York’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, to campus on Wednesday, October 23 to discuss race and crime in modern America. Dr. Muhammad’s 2011 book, The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America,… Continue Reading

Cassandra Jackson on “The Death of Black Boyhood:” 4th annual Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture, April 17, 2013

Cassandra Jackson on “The Death of Black Boyhood:” 4th annual Gloria Harper Dickinson Lecture, April 17, 2013

  Professor Cassandra Jackson, Professor of English at TCNJ, will discuss “The Death of Black Boyhood,” at the fourth annual Gloria Harper Dickinson Memorial Lecture on April 17, 2013 at 4 PM at the TCNJ Library auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The presentation’s title is taken from Prof. Jackson’s June,… Continue Reading

Filmmaker screens documentaries on black WWII heroes in Italy, discrimination against Italians of African descent

The African-American Studies department is one of the co-sponsors of the Feb. 27-28 campus visit of filmmaker Fred Kuworno. Here are the details: Wed Feb 27, New Education Building 212, 3:00pm 18 Ius Soli – The Right of Soil: We Are All Italians, Just Not Legally (Italy, 2012) An award-winning documentary about 18 young people… Continue Reading

2013 Black History Month Lecture: Remembering the Emancipation Proclamation

Daniel W. Crofts, a renowned historian of the American South and professor of history at TCNJ, will discuss current scholarship and popular understandings of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation in a lecture at The College of New Jersey, February 6, 2013 at 7 pm in room 115 of the Education building. Crofts’ lecture will be preceded… Continue Reading