Michael Thornton Retires!

After 30+ years at UW-Madison in the Department of Afro-American Studies, Dr. Michael Thornton is retiring. He leaves with an outstanding record of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence and service to department, the university, and the …

African Americans In Europe: London, Copenhagen, and Paris

Next Wednesday, October 16th, Afro-American Studies Professor Ethelene Whitmire will be on a panel about African Americans in Europe: London, Copenhagen, and Paris in Chicago at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. “African Americans have been traveling to and living in Europe since and before the end of slavery, right up to the present. Perhaps most famously noted in the writings of James Baldwin. Join us for a discussion of some of the varied aspects of this long and wonderfully complex story.”