Friday, May 11, 2012

Black Studies in NYC (2012)

Black Studies NYC Travelers, 2012
On May 6 - 9, we made our annual trip to New York City. My colleague Professor Candice L. Jackson and I took a group of 9 lively travelers, all black studies contributors to varying degrees. A few of our folks had traveled with us last year, but the majority of the crew were new.

As a group, we visited bookstores like Hue-Man in Harlem and the Strand in the Village, the Brooklyn Museum, Chinatown, Times Square, and the African Burial Ground. In smaller groups, our travelers visited over a dozen other venues.

Overall, the NYC experience gave our crew opportunities to walk and think in the city; to consider the gendered implications of nagivating a major metropolis; and to build, as our longtime contributor Kacee Aldridge put it, "exploratory confidence."

African Burial Ground: Blending Scholarship with New York City History  
A Bookstore State of Mind
Smartphones, Black Studies, and NYC 
Harlem & Hue-Man Bookstore
Fear, Exploratory Confidence, and Black Women Travelers
•  Sighting Du Bois in Brooklyn
Love's Exquisite Freedom by Maya Angelou & Edward Burne-Jones
Daring Moments in NYC, 2009 & 2012
Randall Kennedy at Hue-man Bookstore in Harlem

Related: New York City Journeys

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