• "Africa's Great Civilizations" premieres Feb 27th.

    In this six-hour series, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century.

    Premieres 9pm (8pm central), February 27th, on PBS.

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  • Albert Murray In Words and Music: March 6th

    Please join us at the A.R.T. Loeb Drama Center on March 6th for a special event celebrating Albert Murray.

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  • Performance with Angélique Kidjo: March 7th

    Please join us at the Radcliffe Institute on March 7th as Angélique Kidjo presents Dahomey Dance - How Rhythms and Songs Travelled from Benin to the Americas.

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  • Spring Colloquium with Jean-Christophe Cloutier: March 8th

    Our weekly colloquium series will take a break on Wednesday, March 1st.

    The series continues on Wednesday, March 8th, as Jean-Christophe Cloutier discusses "Claude McKay's Archival Rebirth: Provenance and Politics in Amiable with Big Teeth".

    This event will be live-streamed (details here).

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  • Diago: The Pasts of This Afro-Cuban Present

    On view: February 2nd – May 5th, 2017

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Classic Crates

This year, the Loeb Music Library at Harvard University, in collaboration with the Hiphop Archive & Research Institute, began its archive of 200 of the most influential hiphop albums.
 

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Childhood

Issue 121 Childhood considers symbolic and ideological deployments of black childhood and explores children’s lived experiences—from nineteenth century Yorubaland, to 1920s France, to present day Colombia, South Africa, and the United States.

 

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