African-American history

New Exhibit: Higher Ground

By Shannon Davis on March 9, 2017

Scholarly Publishing is proud to announce a new digital exhibit, Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place. This is a companion site to the physical exhibit now on display at the Sheldon Art Galleries. Conceived by Jennifer Colten, senior lecturer in photography in th...

Washington Park Cemetery Exhibit Opens March 3

By Julie Hale on February 28, 2017

The opening for “Higher Ground: Honoring Washington Park Cemetery, Its People and Place” is Friday, March 3, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard. This multimedia exhibition, conceived by photographer Jennifer Colten, includes 50 large-scale, color landscape photog...

WU Librarian Interviews the University’s First Black Students

By Julie Hale on February 14, 2017

The histories of African-American students at WU and at many other predominantly white universities in the United States frequently begin in the era of student activism, the late 1960s. With his recent project, “Telling Their Stories: The First Class of African-American Undergraduate Students Adm...