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Center Talk: 2014 Summer Humanities Institute Kicks Off in June

Center Talk:  2014 Summer Humanities Institute Kicks Off in June

  May 20, 2014 – In June, the UCLA Bunche Center for African American Studies will host its fourteenth and final Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) from Sunday, June 22 to Saturday, August 16, 2014.  The program is funded through generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and University of California, Office of the President. SHI caters to high-achieving students from […]

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The Doors’ John Densmore Draws Large Crowds and Supports Students

The Doors’ John Densmore Draws Large Crowds and Supports Students

The Doors’ John Densmore Draws Large Crowd and Supports Students May 19, 2014 – Attendees came from as far away as Chicago for the Bunche Center Authors’ Series book talk with famed drummer John Densmore. Another attendee broke down in joyful tears over the opportunity to talk one-on-one with his idol. The May 15th event, which was moved from the […]

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Center Talk: Q&A with Thurgood Marshall Honoree john a. powell

Center Talk:  Q&A with Thurgood Marshall Honoree john a. powell

Professor john a. powell is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties.  He has written extensively on a number of issues including structural racism, racial justice and regionalism, concentrated poverty and urban sprawl, voting rights, affirmative action, and the needs of citizens in a democratic society.  Professor powell is the author of several books, […]

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Center Talk! Learn About Center Happenings Using Social Media

Center Talk!  Learn About Center Happenings Using Social Media

Have you noticed something new on the Bunche Center website and posters?  It’s a Q R code, our effort to enhance your experience getting info about Bunche Center research and happenings.  The Q R coding you will now find on many of our emailings and printings will help you connect more easily to the Bunche Center online.   For the techno-curious, […]

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Center Talk! Price Joins Bunche Center Staff

Center Talk!  Price Joins Bunche Center Staff

This summer, Zachary Price joined the Bunche Center in the newly created position of Assistant Researcher.  Dr. Price has a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Theater and Dance, an M.F.A. in Playwriting from the New School University, a B.S. in performance studies from Northwestern University, and experience in story development at Spike Lee’s 40 Acres and […]

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Center Talk! Bunche Center’s Darnell Hunt on KPFK’s “Beautiful Struggle”

Center Talk!  Bunche Center’s Darnell Hunt on KPFK’s “Beautiful Struggle”

Bunche Center’s Darnell Hunt on KPFK’s Beautiful Struggle     Dr. Hunt will join others to discuss the on-going battle over Affirmative Action, the Alliance for Equal Opportunity in Education, and the brief filed by the Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA in the Supreme Court case, Schuette v. Coalition.  Tune in tonight, Tuesday, October 1, from 7-8 pm PST.  Beautiful […]

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Center Talk! The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins, Book Talk

Center Talk!  The Contested Murder of Latasha Harlins, Book Talk

  EVENT DETAILS   Thursday, October 24th   4pm   Bunche 6275   Free and open to the public   Please RSVP to Lisa Kim at lisa@history.ucla.edu.    OVERVIEW   Helicopters thwopped low over the city, filming blocks of burning cars and buildings, mobs breaking into storefronts, and the vicious beating of truck driver Reginald Denny. For a week in […]

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Message from the Director (2013-2014)

Message from the Director (2013-2014)

On April 13, 1964, Sidney Poitier made history by becoming the first African American to win an Academy Award for Best Actor.  Poitier’s Oscar-wining performance in Lilies of the Field resonated nicely with the integrationist project of the times by promoting a carefully contained image of blackness, the “Good Negro.”  This representation would flourish in film and television throughout the […]

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Center Talk! SHI & Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium

Center Talk!  SHI & Casanova Pre-Doc Scholars Symposium

 UCLA SUMMER HUMANITIES INSTITUTE  & CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY SALLY CASANOVA  PRE-DOCTORAL SCHOLARS  SYMPOSIUM Funded through grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the University of California Office of the President, the Bunche Center hosted its thirteenth Summer Humanities Institute (SHI) which will run until Saturday, August 17, 2013. SHI admits high-achieving students from historically under-represented groups planning to pursue […]

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Center Talk! Alva Stevenson Guest Editor for Africans in Mexico Issue

Center Talk!  Alva Stevenson Guest Editor for Africans in Mexico Issue

  A special issue of the Journal of Pan African Studies entitled, Africans in Mexico: History, Race and Place, has just been released.  The guest editor of this edition is Alva Stevenson, Program Coordinator, Center for Oral History Research at the Charles E. Young Research Library.  Stevenson also worked with the Bunche Center on its Black Los Angeles Project.    […]

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