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Dr. Shirley Thompson, Dr. Juliet Walker, Dr. Charles Carson

Warfield Center Affiliates Named to Texas Ten

Dr. Shirley Thompson, Dr. Juliet Walker, Dr. Charles Carson

Wed, Jun 7, 2017


Books interview: Dr. Eddie Chambers

Books interview: Dr. Eddie Chambers

The professor of art and art history and author of Roots and Culture talks about discovering black history and documenting the black British cultural efflorescence of the 1980s

Wed, May 24, 2017


#BlackRepresents: Performing Blackness Series

"Ocean" Directed by Sonya Parks

Wed, May 24, 2017

August 25th - September 4th


The Texas Biennial: Open Call

The Texas Biennial is an independent survey of contemporary art in Texas, founded to provide an exhibition opportunity open to all artists living and working in the state. The sixth edition of the Biennial will take place in the fall of 2017, with a series of exhibitions focused on relevant conversations around the state, and parallel programming at venues across the state.

Mon, May 15, 2017


Dr. drea brown

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies Celebrates First Doctoral Dissertation Defense

drea brown made University of Texas at Austin history this spring as the first doctoral candidate to defend a dissertation in the Department of African & African Diaspora Studies.

Tue, May 9, 2017


Photograph: Graham Wood/Daily Mail/Rex Features

Music, politics and cricket: the rise of black British identity – in pictures

Using archive news photography, Eddie Chambers’s new book examines how African-Caribbean immigrants to the UK fought racism to carve out a new kind of selfhood

Fri, May 5, 2017


drea brown

Fresh Milk Welcomes drea brown to the Platform in Partnership with The Warfield Center

Fresh Milk in collaboration with the John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is pleased to launch their first international residency partnership, and welcomes US-based poet drea brown to the platform

Thu, Apr 20, 2017

April 19 – May 10, 2017


Black Studies Alumni Reception

Black Studies Hosts its First Alumni Reception in New York City

Black Studies Alumni Reception Black Studies hosted its first alumni reception in New York City in April. The evening was filled with robust conversations surrounding the important work going at Black Studies and engaging presentations by Black Studies leaders and The College of Liberal Arts Dean Randy Diehl.

Wed, Apr 12, 2017


March ON!

"March" by John Lewis

The new book "March" gives readers a picture of the confrontation of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of U.S. Representative and Civil Rights Leader John Lewis.

Tue, Apr 11, 2017

Dr. Cherise Smith, executive director of the Warfield Center Galleries, explains how the public can get an inside look at the memoir.



What happened to black British solidarity?

What happened to black British solidarity?

After Darcus Howe’s death, we reflect on how the activist was symbolic of an era of raised consciousness and a lost identity

Mon, Apr 10, 2017

By: Dr. Eddie Chambers


Ben Carrington, Associate Professor of Sociology

Stuart Hall: In Conversations

Presented by: Ben Carrington

Thu, Mar 30, 2017


Should a white artist paint Emmett Till?

Should a white artist paint Emmett Till?

Read the Article By: Dr. Cherise Smith

Wed, Mar 29, 2017


Yoruba Alive in Latin America?

Yoruba Alive in Latin America

Assmbled by: Rachel Winston

Wed, Mar 29, 2017


Dr. Lisa B. Thompson

Going Underground at the Vortex

Lisa B. Thompson's new drama digs deep into politics past and present, and asks us all: What are you gonna do?

Mon, Mar 27, 2017



Anthony L. Brown

Think You Know the Story on Black Males? Think Again.

Read the Article by: Dr. Anthony L. Brown & Louis Harrison

Thu, Mar 23, 2017


Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

What is the Value of a Human Life?

In her new book, history professor Daina Ramey Berry is the first to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives.

Tue, Mar 21, 2017


Tug of War

Nobody’s Darling: Women and Representation

On View: May 2 – August 11

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Current Exhibition


Dr. Daina Ramey Berry

Trump is right. Slavery ‘is not good.’ This new book can show him how horrific it was.

Daina Ramey Berry discusses her new book on slavery with The Post’s Jonathan Capehart for the Cape Up podcast on Feb. 27

Fri, Mar 3, 2017


In ‘The Price for Their Pound of Flesh,’ black bodies matter

In ‘The Price for Their Pound of Flesh,’ black bodies matter

Read the Boston Globe Article on Dr. Daina Berry's Most Recent Publication

Tue, Feb 28, 2017



Yes, Women Will March in D.C., But Those Who Can’t Be There Still Count

Yes, Women Will March in D.C., But Those Who Can’t Be There Still Count

Read Warfield Center Galleries Director, Lise Ragbir's, Op-ed Publication

Thu, Feb 9, 2017


Black History: Some Documentation

Black History: Some Documentation

View the Display at the Fine Arts Library

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

Assembled by: Dr. Eddie Chambers


Obama’s presidency was a dream realized

Read Dr. Kevin Cokley's Op-ed Publication:

‘Our children can become president, too’: Obama’s presidency was a dream realized'

Mon, Jan 23, 2017


The influence of the British Black Art movement

The influence of the British Black Art movement

Listen to the Interview of Dr. Eddie Chambers on the BBC Radio Program: Free Thinking

Fri, Jan 20, 2017


Art Meets Activism

Art Meets Activism:

The George Jackson Series

Tue, Jan 17, 2017

On View January 17th - May 27th


March ON!

March ON!

On View January 17th– April 15th

Wed, Jan 11, 2017