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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting

Vanderbilt series explores the black experience in Europe

Feb. 4, 2011—The lives and challenges of being black or of African descent in Europe are explored this semester in the Black Europe and the African Diaspora lecture and film series at Vanderbilt University. Convened by Trica Danielle Keaton, associate professor of African American and Diaspora Studies, and co-sponsored by a number of units at Vanderbilt, the...

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Vanderbilt helps sponsor, organize Paris film festival

May. 11, 2010— Vanderbilt University is the primary organizer of a film festival in Paris that focuses on the experiences and contributions of blacks in French society.

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Premiere of documentary about Black Europe to be held March 18 at Vanderbilt University

Mar. 12, 2009—The racially motivated riots in France during the fall of 2005 proved that despite its homogenous image, racial tensions are alive and well in Europe. The newly emerging field of Black European Studies is beginning to examine these racial tensions by studying the history and the current experience of blacks in the culture of Europe.

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TIPSHEET: An African American has achieved the nation’s highest office – what now?

Nov. 20, 2008—Barack Obama's history-making election to president of the United States has many wondering what does this achievement mean for race relations in America – what now? Is there still need for affirmative action? Is there less racism in America than we might have once thought? Will the Obamas have an impact on African Americans' and others' expectations for and perceptions of family and achievement?

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vanderbilt professor testifies before Congress on Tuesday

Sep. 24, 2007—Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, director of the Program in African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University, is set to testify Tuesday, Sept. 25, in Washington before the Congressional Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce.

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New book considers hold of hip hop on young black women; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting of Vanderbilt pens Pimps Up, Ho’s Down

Apr. 9, 2007—In hip hop music and videos, young black women are consistently portrayed as sexually insatiable vixens willing to debase themselves for the privilege of even the shortest ride on the music industry party train.

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Vanderbilt professor wins Horace Mann Medal; Tracy Sharpley-Whiting to be honored for research accomplishments

Sep. 12, 2006—Vanderbilt's Tracy Sharpley-Whiting is the winner of the 2006 Horace Mann Medal. The medal is awarded each year to a Brown University Graduate School alumnus or alumna who has made significant contributions to scholarly research.

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Lecture: New faculty research in black Atlantic history

Feb. 15, 2006—Four Vanderbilt professors discussed their new research in black Atlantic history in an event sponsored by the Department of History Feb. 14 as part of Black History Month.

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Antenor Firmin subject of African American Studies lecture, Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban speaks at Vanderbilt University on Nov. 12

Nov. 4, 2004—The persuasive arguments for racial equality made by Haitian author and diplomat Antenor Firmin in his book L'Egalite des Races Humaines were roundly dismissed or ignored when he published it in 1885.

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‘Race consciousness’ to be explored at Vanderbilt, Sept. 30 event to be first in new African American Studies lecture series

Sep. 21, 2004—A more than 50-year-old debate between philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre and anti-colonialist Frantz Fanon will be the starting point for a Vanderbilt University discussion of race consciousness.

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New director named for African American Studies program at Vanderbilt

Aug. 4, 2004—The African American Studies program at Vanderbilt University is poised for fast expansion under new director T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, one of the brightest young scholars and administrators in the field.

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