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Author-scholar to talk on repressive impact of Red Scare on Black artistic community

Students of Cold War history know of McCarthyism, J. Edgar Hoover, and the Red Scare. But what were the effects of such government repression on African American artists and authors, many of whom challenged the conventional conservative views of race, racism and integration during the 1950s? Author and cultural historian Mary Helen Washington focuses on this decade of marginalized Africa ...More

Veteran civil rights activist to speak on campus April 15

Joanne Bland Joanne Bland, a sought-after speaker with a compelling personal story of civil rights activism, will give a public lecture 7 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 15, in Martin Chapel of the seminary building at EMU. Bland is co-founder and director of the National Vot ...More

EMU Grad to Lead ‘King’ Observances, Other Events

Leonard M. Dow, pastor of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church and EMU alum, will lead EMU’s Martin Luther King Jr. observances. A 1987 EMU graduate who is pastor of a growing, multi-ethnic congregation in Philadelphia will be on campus Jan. 18-23 to interact with students and facul ...More

Twelfth Summer Peacebuilding Institute Opens at EMU

Participants declare in unity, "We are Peacebuilders!" at the opening session of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute. (The primary people on the photo are: front row, Jackie Sakho ...More