Donald Kinsey (2015) (3 Photos)
Area Studies and African/African American Studies welcomed Donald Kinsey, a child prodigy blues guitarist. Kinsey presented a lecture entitled, "From the Church to the Wailers: Donald Kinsey and the Movement of Black Music ."
African Diaspora Conversation Series (6 Photos)
AAAS Graduation Celebration (2013) (8 Photos)
AAAS students and participants traveled to the Detroit Opera House to see the Alvin Ailey Dancers at the end of the year.
Dr. Rik Stevenson and Dr. Gordon Alderink received the Freshman Academy Outstanding Professor of the Year award for 2013 (voted by the Freshman Academy students).
AAAS Student Mentors and Baxter Community Center Mzizi Maji Tutorial students attend a production of August Wilson's, Jitney, at Court Theater, University of Chicago (Fall 2012).
In 2012, Faculty and students traveled to Chicago's Oriental Theater to see Fela!
Dr. James Perkinson - Feb 24, 2011 (1 Photos)
"Do-It Yourself Innovation in the Ruins of De-Industrialization - Anticipating Our Common Future in the Mirror of Detroit" Detroit has begun to develop a multi-faceted "Do-It-Yourself" spirit that is re-inventing the city from the ground up, beyond the input of either big government or big corporations. This is epitomized by community urban gardening initiatives that have developed as part of a visionary concern about "food security" in the city, alternative media projects and enterprises led by youth employing their tech-savvy skills energized by hip-hop vitality, and community artists creatively re-deploying "refuse" and abandoned buildings and infrastructure as art and education. This talk discussed the political, cultural, and spiritual significance of these developments.
Ghana - 2011 - Veta Tucker (3 Photos)
Photos of Elmina Castle in Elmina, Ghana, formerly known as the Gold Coast.
Events - 2010-2011 (6 Photos)
Events that have been sponsored or co-sponsored by the African and African American Studies program