How Toni Morrison changed fiction

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In the wake of Toni Morrison's death Professor Rafia Zafar pens op-ed for the New York Daily News

Zachary's article from the African American Review

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McCune to edit new book series

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'Born a slave, died a chef': Professor Rafia Zafar on food and the fight for civil rights

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Rediscovering St. Louis’s lung block

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Taylor Desloge, a PhD student in history at WashU, researches a DeSoto-Carr neighborhood and how it became known as the "lung block." What he has uncovered reveals complex urban history not only about housing discrimination and redlining, but also about public health narratives that have presented African Americans as a diseased community in need of containment.

City Academy Graduate Stephanie Briggs Wins 2019 Alumni Award

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AFAS Junior Daelen Morris named Schomberg-Mellon Humanities Institute Fellow

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AFAS Students elected to WashU Student Union

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New Student Union leaders pledge to address inequity.

Cooking for civil rights

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Rafia Zafa, author of the new book “Recipes for Respect: African American Meals and Meaning,” discusses her own culinary journey and the ways African-American authors — in cookbooks, novels, poems, memoirs and how-to guides — have quite literally written their way to freedom.

2019 African Film Festival

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The 2019 African Film Festival will run from March 29th through March 31st in Brown Hall, on Washington University's Campus. The festival is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Geoff Ward wins 2019 W.E.B. Du Bois Award

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The award is granted annually to an individual who has made significant career contributions to advancing awareness of racial and ethnic issues in criminology and criminal justice.

Monique Bedasse receives Wesley-Logan Prize in African diaspora history

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Sponsored by the American Historical Association and the Association for the Study of African American Life & History, the prize is awarded annually for an outstanding book on the African diaspora.

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