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What to the Slave is the 4th of July? What to the Slave is the 4th of July?
Center for Racial & Social Justice July 4, 2022

What to the Slave is the 4th of July?

On this Fourth of July holiday, I thought it fitting to reprint a portion of this notable and timely speech by one of this nation’s greatest Civil Rights champions, Frederick Douglass. Read and contemplate, how much has changed and how little has changed. - Dr. Erin H. Moore more

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Whitney Osideko: And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou Whitney Osideko: And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
Center for Racial & Social Justice June 29, 2022

Whitney Osideko: And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

On February 2, 2022, Dean Valerie Ann Johnson of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Shaw University held a “We Won’t Be Banned” Book Campaign. Dean Johnson gathered Shaw students to read excerpts from books by Black authors that have appeared on several banned book lists. The campaign was produced by Ric Swiner ... more

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Natasha Parker: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas Natasha Parker: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
Center for Racial & Social Justice June 22, 2022

Natasha Parker: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas

On February 2, 2022, Dean Valerie Ann Johnson of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Shaw University held a “We Won’t Be Banned” Book Campaign. Dean Johnson gathered Shaw students to read excerpts from books by Black authors that have appeared on several banned book lists. The campaign was produced by Ric Swiner ... more

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Juneteenth – In Honor of our Ancestors Juneteenth – In Honor of our Ancestors
Center for Racial & Social Justice June 17, 2022

Juneteenth – In Honor of our Ancestors

What does freedom really mean in a country that will do anything to ensure that some never experience it? more

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Mikeal Barnes ll: White Rage by Carol Anderson Mikeal Barnes ll: White Rage by Carol Anderson
Center for Racial & Social Justice June 15, 2022

Mikeal Barnes ll: White Rage by Carol Anderson

On February 2, 2022, Dean Valerie Ann Johnson of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Shaw University held a “We Won’t Be Banned” Book Campaign. Dean Johnson gathered Shaw students to read excerpts from books by Black authors that have appeared on several banned book lists. The campaign was produced by Ric Swiner ... more

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Aydia Cobb: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin Aydia Cobb: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin
Center for Racial & Social Justice June 8, 2022

Aydia Cobb: If Beale Street Could Talk by James Baldwin

On February 2, 2022, Dean Valerie Ann Johnson of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Shaw University held a “We Won’t Be Banned” Book Campaign. Dean Johnson gathered Shaw students to read excerpts from books by Black authors that have appeared on several banned book lists. The campaign was produced by Ric Swiner ... more

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Zaid Steele: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson Zaid Steele: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
Center for Racial & Social Justice June 1, 2022

Zaid Steele: Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson

On February 2, 2022, Dean Valerie Ann Johnson of the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at Shaw University held a “We Won’t Be Banned” Book Campaign. Dean Johnson gathered Shaw students to read excerpts from books by Black authors that have appeared on several banned book lists. The campaign was produced by Ric Swiner ... more

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Another Senseless Shooting, Part 2 Another Senseless Shooting, Part 2
Center for Racial & Social Justice May 31, 2022

Another Senseless Shooting, Part 2

Like many of you, I cannot begin to imagine the horror and pain of the parents and families of the children who were slaughtered in Uvalde, Texas exactly one week ago today.  Nor can I comprehend the gross inaction of the police who stood by for too long while some of the children and staff ... more

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“We Won’t Be Banned” Official Video Campaign “We Won’t Be Banned” Official Video Campaign
Center for Racial & Social Justice May 25, 2022

“We Won’t Be Banned” Official Video Campaign

Today, May 25, 2022, marks two years since George Floyd’s life was taken by the hands of police. While in our modern times police killings are one of the the most tragic ways we as Black people are being erased, it often starts subtly and quietly, yet deeply shapes the manner in which our culture ... more

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