Kyla Saunders and Owusu Takyi in the International Civil Rights Center in downtown Greensboro

Next week, UNC Greensboro students and faculty will host and make presentations at CACE, the annual Conference in African American and African Cultures and Experiences, a two-day series of virtual panels, roundtables, interviews, and poetry that explores how African-descended peoples have renamed public histories, reshaped politics and academia, reimagined social justice, and redefined equitable health care. The conference theme is “And Still We Rise: Black Spacemaking, Place, and Community.”

According to Dr. Noelle Morrissette, program director for African American and African Diaspora Studies, the students help create an opportunity to reflect on the institutional transformations of UNC Greensboro over time.

“They are engaged in creative and scholarly expressions of a living history of social justice, and they recognize that the history of Black Studies (AADS) at the University is an important part of this conversation,” said Morrissette.

Several undergraduate students who advance the AADS program as interns or ambassadors shared their thoughts about Black History Month and the UNCG environment, and also  inspiring words for Black students.


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    Last year, an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that, according to federal data, only 2.1 percent of tenured professors at four-year colleges are Black women. Many universities have initiatives to diversify their teaching and research faculty, but there… Read more
  • Beyond the beat: exploring the politics of Black poetry and rap
    For students in Demetrius ‘D.’ Noble’s newest course Politics of Black Poetry & Rap, it’s three hours of head bobbing to hip-hop, picking apart poetry, and dissecting political issues from works of art in a way that’s “intellectually rigorous, but incredibly… Read more
  • UNCG’s first Black faculty member reflects on her life, career
    Ernestine Small, UNCG's first Black faculty member, offers a window into history as she reflects on her life and career as a nurse, educator, and trailblazer…. Read more
  • Diversity in design: IARc student selected for national scholarship
    Aleah Mazyck strives to change lives through design. And the senior marketing and interior architecture major has already gotten a head start at UNC Greensboro. She has established diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in UNCG’s interior architecture department, including a diversity… Read more
  • A history of African American Studies at UNCG
    On September 29, 2021, UNC Greensboro’s African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) program was presented with the Dean’s Award for the Promotion of Diversity and Inclusiveness. This annual award by UNCG’s College of Arts & Sciences recognizes initiatives, programs, or departments that… Read more

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