Harold Cruse Typewriter
Harold Cruse, author of "Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" was a former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies now the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.
Malcolm and Martin
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., by Inge Hardison. Donated by Dr. James L. Curtis.
Assorted drums donated to DAAS over the last 40 years by faculty members and visiting guests.
Jacob Lawrence Prints
The Book of Genesis print series by Jacob Lawrence. Donated by Dr. James L. Curtis.
Welcome to DAAS!
This year DAAS formally launched a multifaceted initiative to foster the spirit and work of engagement. As part of this initiative, the Lemuel A. Johnson Library, named in honor of former CAAS director and literary scholar Lemuel Johnson, has now become the Lemuel Johnson Center for Students, Community Engagement, and the Arts (LJC). Located on the fifth floor of Haven Hall adjacent to the DAAS classroom, the redesigned LJC is a light-filled, tree-top space overlooking the central campus Diag. The LJC warmly welcomes DAAS concentrators and minors as well as all students with an interest in Africa, the African diaspora, social change, cultural exploration, and artistic expression. Managed by DAAS Student Services Coordinator Katherine Weathers, the LJC offers quiet nooks and comfortable seating for individual reading and study as well as tables for study groups, lab groups, and community engagement project meetings.In the LJC students will find advising support, computer access, snacks, course and career information, the camaraderie of peers, and student-oriented activities like “Movie Mondays,” holiday gatherings, and exam study breaks.The LJC holds the DAAS historical collection of black periodicals, current black culture periodicals, as well as a unique collection of books on black arts, fiction and poetry curated by DAAS Gallery Manager, V. Robin Grice. These materials can be accessed for relevant student research projects or relaxed reading. Last but not least, the LJC houses special arts events for the broader DAAS and campus community, including poetry readings and roundtables, music salons, film showings, and celebrations of DAAS authors.
- Kelly Askew's Film Wins First Prize May 7, 2013
- DAAS students selected for prestigious Fulbright program April 11, 2013
- Lorna Goodison poem selected by the Poetry in the Underground Program in London April 5, 2013