Time and Again: 50 years of Africana Studies

Black WilliamsWilliams Special Collections is announcing the first episode of our new podcast Time and Again.

Last year Williams recognized 50 years of Africana Studies with a series of events, including an exhibit “For Such a Time as This,” curated by Professor Rhon Manigault-Bryant. As part of that celebration, the College Archives recorded short oral histories from those who organized for justice and equity for Black students at Williams, and supported the establishment of Africana Studies as a discipline of study at the College.

In the inaugural episode of our new podcast Time and Again, student Euguene Amankwah features some of these interviews in order to revisit the dynamic events of the takeover of Hopkins Hall. He finds that some of the demands originally presented fifty-one years ago remain pertinent to student life today.

Time and Again will revisit archival collections such as these oral histories to demonstrate how relevant they continue to be. Access the first episode on the Williams repository Unbound.  And if you have an idea for an event, organization or person we should feature in Time and Again, please let us know at [email protected]