Trip to Smithsonian African American Museum Opening an 'Amazing' Experience

Part of a large contingent from Albion College and the City of Albion to visit Washington, D.C., Sept. 23-25 to celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Albion College students, staff and faculty, in cooperation with the Albion NAACP, took a bus trip to the just-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., and the event was unforgettable and emotional.

Ethnic Studies - Fall 2015

ETHN 289: Social Movements
Professor Quinney
MW 2:15 - 4:05 pm

Once again, this course will review the theory and research on social movements, with an empirical emphasis on American movements such as the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Movement, and numerous "issue" movements such as peace, environment, neighborhood, sexuality, etc. We will give attention to international movements to develop an understanding of movements in different countries with a focus on structures and cultures. We will talk explictly about the differences between movements around social cleavages such as race, class, and gender.

This class generally operates from the intellectual standpoint of the activist who is concerned about an issue and wants to do something about it. ETHNICITY CATEGORY IS BEING APPLIED FOR.

Spring 2015 Offers ETHN 289: Social Movements

ETHN 289: Social Movements

Professor Quinney
T/R 2:15-4:05 p.m.

This course will review the theory and research on social movements, with an empirical emphasis on American movements such as the Civil Rights Movement, Women's Movement, and numerous "issue" movements such as peace, environment, neighborhood, sexuality, etc. We will give attention to international movements to develop an understanding of movements in different countries with a focus on structures and cultures. We will talk explictly about the differences between movements around social cleavages such as race, class, and gender.

This class generally operates from the intellectual standpoint of the activist who is concerned about an issue and wants to do something about it.

Ethnic Studies Students Discuss 'Genesis of Hip-Hop'

Albion College's Ethnic Studies Scholars discuss "The Genesis of Hip-Hop" with a panel and discussion Wednesday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Bobbitt Visual Arts Center.

The event will cover the origins of hip-hop, its social and political context, and original purposes. The presentation will focus on 1970-80s development, but presenters include current student researchers and performers.

This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact event organizer Calvin Walds () or Demetrius Washington (

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