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Eric A. Weldy
These are difficult times for race relations in our country, and I want you to know that I am as concerned about the outcomes of the events in both Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., as you are. I want you to know that I have heard your concerns about issues on our campus and...
Brown V. The Badge poster
E.B.O.N.Y. Women and She’s Jazzology T.V. will host “Brown v. The Badge” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room. All are welcome. The program will focus on the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Event organizers say participants will discuss the Ferguson situation, including the police force and...
Stanley Arnold and the book cover of “Building the Beloved Community: Philadelphia’s Interracial Civil Rights Organizations and Race Relations, 1930-1970”
When determined group of Philadelphia activists sought to transform mid-20th century race relations, their inspirations were many. Quakerism. Progressivism. The Social Gospel movement. The theories of scholars such as W.E.B. Du Bois, Charles S. Johnson, Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict. NIU Department of History professor Stanley Arnold explores three of these organizations in his new...
MLK 50th logo
Today is an important one in the history of the United States, because it is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was the culmination of decades of struggle for human dignity and civil rights in this country.