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The Harlem Semester Engages Students With Harlem’s Rich History in New Ways

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The class “Romare Bearden: Home is Harlem” was taught in partnership with the Studio Museum in Harlem.

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Students in the class “Freestyle and Displacement in Contemporary Art Practices” explored their own subjectivities in ways that intersected with the concepts examined by the artists in the museum.

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Nineteen students spent the spring semester exploring how James Baldwin’s work examined “the changing geography of Harlem around race, sexuality, gender, religion, and American power."

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In 2017, Barnard will offer a class in partnership with the Apollo called “Black Women, Performance, and the Politics of Style.”

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Students pored over personal diaries, typescript manuscripts, and photo albums from the poet, playwright, novelist, and black feminist Ntozake Shange ’70 as part of a course on digital storytelling.

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Columbia University confers an alumni medal on Barnard’s Elaine Schlozman Chapnick '61. 

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Turman won one of the library's 2015-16 research awards.

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A class on art, activism, and social justice during the Harlem Renaissance, taught by English professor Monica Miller, examined formal and informal theatre.

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