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Imani Perry—Looking for Lorraine, October 17, 2018

Professor Imani Perry will discuss her biography of Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and author of Raisin in the Sun, at Labyrinth Books on Wednesday, October 17, 6 – 7:30 pm. Advertisements

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Imani Perry & Kinohi Nishikawa in Conversation—”May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem,” April 5, 2018

On April 5 at 6 pm at Labyrinth Books, Princeton, Imani Perry, Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, and Kinohi Nishikawa, Assistant Professor of English and African American Studies at Princeton University, will discuss Perry’s new book, May…

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Screening of ‘Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry’ (2017), December 12, 2017

Screening of ‘Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart: Lorraine Hansberry’ (2017) Princeton Garden Theatre December 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm Registration required.Join the Department of African American Studies for a special early screening of a documentary film about the life of…

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Making History Visible: Faculty Roundtable on Art and Visualizing the American Nation, December 1, 2017

On Friday, December 1, 2017,  2:00 pm, McCormick 101, in conjunction with the installation Making History Visible, Martha Sandweiss, director of the Princeton and Slavery Project, will moderate a discussion about how visual forms, economic systems, and civic institutions shape historical…

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Colin Kaepernick and Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

Brent Staples compares the histories of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” composed by Francis Scott Key, who owned human beings, and “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” the popularity of the latter in the African American community reflecting “a quiet act of rebellion…

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