Darren Jian

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Shares History of the GU272

PBS’ Finding Your Roots Shares History of the GU272

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02/15/2019

WETA, the District’s PBS-affiliate, hosted a screening and discussion of the fifth season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Feb. 8 in George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. A primary focus of the discussion was the revelation that Merkerson was a direct descendant of nine of the 272 enslaved people sold by…

“Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces”: Lessons in America’s Oppressive Past, Radical Future

“Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces”: Lessons in America’s Oppressive Past, Radical Future

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02/06/2019

The Department of African-American Studies and the Department of Performing Arts hosted the “Breaking Boundaries, Created Spaces” conference on Jan. 24 and 25 with the goal of exploring how black cultural identity, expression, and activism were constructed within an environment of inequality and oppression. At the center of the conference was the inaugural Ella Jo…

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