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Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries lectures on ‘hard history’

Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries speaks to students, faculty, staff and community members about
December 12, 2019

Last Thursday, Dec. 5, Ohio State Associate Professor of History Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries gave a lecture titled “1619 An American Journey - 400 years of tragedy and triumph.” Olin Auditorium was filled...

Black History Month

February 8, 2018

The reason why I wanted to write on this topic is because of the fact that the majority of students on campus do not know that February is Black History Month. I don’t know whether it is because of ignorance...

Ava DuVernay’s “13th” follows transformative systems of oppresion

Illustration by Haley King
The director of "Selma" examines history of racial oppression in United States
November 17, 2016

The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution reads “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist...

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