The Department of African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DAAS) condemns the placement of a noose in an elevator in Allen Hall over Labor Day weekend. Students, faculty, staff, and the community are rightly outraged and incensed by this heinous act.
AFRO meet a wealth of new and known faces alike at Illini Fest. We were very pleased to see such interest in our department. The AFRO Department spent Thursday, July 18 at Millennium Park for the first-ever Illini Fest in Chicago, organized by the University of Illinois' new Chief Marketing Officer, Eric Minor. The event was planned with the purpose of acknowledging the large population of Illini in the Chicagoland area.
About 20 Illinois students interned with The Community Builders last summer as part of an ongoing effort by the Department of African American Studies to encourage students to participate in community engagement projects.
In an article published in the journal Jazz Perspectives, John Paul Meyers analyzes the performances of Miles Davis at a key moment in the 1960s: when Davis was straddling the post-bop, free jazz, and fusion styles.