About The Center

A Message from the Director

A Message from the Director

2016-2017 In 1968, UCLA students championed a proposal to create a Center for Afro-American History and Culture on the largely white, Westwood campus.  “From the very beginning of American history,” the proposal began, “Afro-Americans have formed an economically, socially, and culturally significant part of America.  Despite the obvious importance of Afro-Americans,” the proposal continued, “neither the public at large nor […]

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Paul Von Blum Book Talk 1/28/16 Now Available on Bunche TV

Professor Paul Von Blum was among the many UCLA faculty members active in the Civil Rights Movement.

May 24th, 2016 – Paul Von Blum discusses his new book, Civil Rights For Beginners. His book explores the modern civil rights movement that African American freedom struggles helped to catalyze. The edited video is now available on Bunche TV To view the talk, Click Here.

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Pedro Noguera Book Talk Now Available on Bunche TV

Pedro Noguera Book Talk Now Available on Bunche TV

(image credit) May 4th, 2016 – Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, Pedro Noguera, discussed his book Race, Equity, and Education in a recent talk at the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies, sponsored by The Bunche Center Authors’ Series. Noguera’s book centers on research he has engaged in, including the social and economic factors that influence racial and educational disparities. Listen […]

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Center Talk Editorial: Honoring the Past-Reinventing the Future

Center Talk Editorial: Honoring the Past-Reinventing the Future

Honoring the Past-Reinventing the Future By Lisbeth Gant-Britton     October 5, 2015 –Today, we once more find ourselves in a world where blood is being shed on college campuses. This is not the only time in history when this was so, particularly when it comes to black students. Back in 1969, right here on UCLA’s campus, the blood of […]

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Center Talk Editorial: My Flag or Yours?

Center Talk Editorial:  My Flag or Yours?

My Flag or Yours? By Lisbeth Gant-Britton July 6, 2015 – Two black women. One flag. Two very different views. The women? Bree Newsome and Karen Cooper. Over what do they differ? The Confederate flag, just as South Carolina legislators prepare on Monday, July 6th to take up the issue once again of when and where the controversial banner may […]

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Center Talk: Finch’s Upcoming Book Looks at the Cuban Slave Rebellion

Center Talk:  Finch’s Upcoming Book Looks at the Cuban Slave Rebellion

May 27, 2015 – Aisha Finch’s new book, Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba: La Escalera and the Insurgencies of 1841-1844 (UNC Press, 2015), will be released in early June.  The book is part of the University of North Carolina Press series, Envisioning Cuba Series.  The book looks at how organized slave resistance became critical to the unraveling of slavery and […]

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Center Talk: Kenny Burrell in Online Streaming Music Event 12/13/14

Center Talk:  Kenny Burrell in Online Streaming Music Event 12/13/14

December 9, 2014 – Virtuoso guitarist Kenny Burrell will perform in an online, streaming music event on 12/13/14. There is no set ticket price – pay what you can for this unique online performance.  Burrell is a Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at UCLA and a Bunche Center affiliated faculty member.  Dr. Burrell’s archive is housed in the Bunche Library […]

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Center Talk: A Student Speaks Out About Her Summer at Fielding

Center Talk:  A Student Speaks Out About Her Summer at Fielding

In Their Own Words A Student Speaks Out About Her Summer at Fielding   By Teni Adewumi “Could you count how many times you have visited a hair salon? For me at 23, it would be many fingers and toes. All those times I went to go get my hair done I didn’t know that the chemicals could be causing […]

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Center Talk: Bloom Receives Award for Black Against Empire

Center Talk:  Bloom Receives Award for Black Against Empire

Joshua Bloom, UCLA doctoral candidate in sociology, received an American Book Award on October 26th, 2014, in San Francisco, for his book, Black Against Empire: The History and Politics of the Black Panther Party, with his co-author Waldo Martin, a UC Berkeley historian. The book delves into the history of the Black Panther Party and its relevance today. Bloom was […]

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Faculty

The following is a listing of Bunche Center affiliated faculty members.  For more information about faculty members in the news and awards and honors they have received, please click here. Core Faculty Ten scholars currently comprise the core faculty for the Bunche Center (ORU) and African American Studies. Scot Brown (Bunche Center , History) Sarah Haley (Bunche Center, Gender Studies) Robert […]

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