University of Delaware
January 16, 2018

Hassan El-Amin: Playing MLK Jr. at UD

For an hour and a half nearly every day for a month, Hassan El-Amin is Martin Luther King at the University of Delaware. He plays the Civil Rights leader on the last night of his life, right after he’s giving his “I’ve been to the mountaintop” speech and right before he walks out on the […]

January 16, 2018

MLK Day in Delaware

Biden, Blunt-Rochester say King’s words still relevant today: Five months removed from neo-Nazis marching with torches in hand at one of America’s most prestigious universities, and a day removed from the president of the United States having to publicly state he’s not a racist, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was a reminder that the civil rights activist’s words […]

January 16, 2018

UD members reflect on Dr. King’s Legacy

In 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. wrote an open letter on scraps of available paper while he sat in a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama. That now-famous letter was in response to eight white religious leaders who criticized King’s methods and, nearly 50 years after his death, it is often referenced when remembering […]

January 5, 2018

Delaware’s racial disparities are still with us

Delaware Voice: I have started a research initiative at the University of Delaware called the Delaware Black Community Research Project. The project is dedicated to the development and pursuit of progressive and transformative policies and solutions to racial disparities in the areas of education, employment, and income distribution. The Delaware Black Community Research Project recently […]

December 20, 2017

The Missing Women

Speakers at academic seminars are the voices and faces of their fields, whether they like it or not. So it’s important that those voices and faces reflect who’s actually working in a given discipline. A new study says that colloquiums continue to fall short on that front, at least in terms of gender. The study, […]

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