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Jackson State University, one of the 107 HBCUs across the country.

Black students compare experiences at HBCUs, Kent State University

Chris Bright Reporter March 4, 2021

Only 107 of the 4,298 universities in the U.S. are currently classified as a historically Black college or university — an HBCU. This makes deciding on a predominantly white institution, such as Kent...

Left: Moores senior photo in the 1973 Chestnut Burr yearbook. Middle: A headshot of Moore used in a 1994 edition of the Daily Kent Stater. At that point, he was 43 years old and the acting chairman of the Department of Pan-African Studies. Right: Moore’s most recent Kent State headshot. 

KSU community mourns E. Timothy Moore, leader who upheld tradition of empowering Black students

Lyndsey Brennan, The Kent Stater Alex Gray, UHURU Magazine February 23, 2021

E. Timothy Moore, associate dean emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and emeritus professor of Pan-African Studies, died unexpectedly on Feb. 1 from an aortic dissection, a tear in...

A true Kent State legacy: E. Timothy Moore

Gianna DaPra TV2 Reporter February 3, 2021

As Black History Month begins, the loss of a true legacy at Kent State and the Black community will not be forgotten.  Kent state alumni and highly recognized professor E. Timothy Moore died earlier...

Pan-African studies celebrates pre-Kwanzaa tonight

Tierra Thomas December 2, 2017

The Pan-African studies department will host a pre-Kwanzaa celebration open to the Kent community.“This is an opportunity to affirm ourselves,” said Asantewa Sunni-Ali, director of the Center of Pan-African...

Kent State graduate Jennifer Cline and her 3 year-old son, Kwadwo Cline, attend Timothy Moore’s picture exhibition, “Get on the BUS: A Pictorial of Black Student Protest at KSU,” at the Uumbaji Gallery of Oscar Ritchie Hall on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016.

Get on the BUS: A new photo gallery open at Oscar Ritchie Hall

Hana Barkowitz February 23, 2016

Get On The Bus: A Pictorial of Black Student Protest is available for viewing at the Uumbaji Art Gallery in Oscar Ritchie Hall until March 3. The exhibit features pictures from recent BUS protests, such...

Cristal Christian (left) and Robert Branch (right) rehearse scenes from the play, The Mountaintop, on Wedneday, Sept. 23, 2015.  

Casting of white MLK in ‘The Mountaintop’ play sparks national outrage

Hannah Armenta November 11, 2015

Controversy over the casting of a white actor to play Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a Kent State production of “The Mountaintop” has been ignited in the national media after the playwright spoke out...

Cristal Christian (left) and Robert Branch (right) rehearse scenes from the play, The Mountaintop, on Wedneday, Sept. 23, 2015.  

Our View: Where’s the buzz?

Stater Editors November 11, 2015

In late August, Kent State released a press release announcing Pan-African Studies was set to present a play called “The Mountaintop.” The most important aspect of this release was the unveiling of...

Cristal Christian (left) and Robert Branch (right) rehearse scenes from the play, The Mountaintop, on Wedneday, Sept. 23, 2015.  

Pan-African Studies premieres MLK play

Itzzy Leon September 23, 2015

The Kent State Pan-African Studies department will premiere its stage play “The Mountaintop” on Sept. 25 at 8 p.m."The Mountaintop," by Katori Hall, is about Martin Luther King, Jr.’s last night...

Provost Todd Diacon stands up and leaves after a question is directed at him during an open forum held by students to address the race issues at Kent State in the Governance Chambers on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Students challenge Provost to increase funding for Pan-African and LGBTQ programs, address discrimination in tenure process

Matthew Merchant April 22, 2015

Alleged racial discrimination in the faculty tenure process was one of three concerns raised in a student-led forum on Wednesday in the Student Center Governance Chambers.More than 100 students, faculty...

KENTtalks fosters discussion on race relations at Kent State

Payton Moore April 14, 2015

More than 50 people gathered in the Student Center on Tuesday and demanded that change be made in the way race is perceived on campus.Those that attended the KENTtalks discussion focused the conversation...

Department of Pan-African Studies strives for holistic education

Daisha Overstreet March 9, 2015

Holistic education is defined as a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world and...

Students and members of Black United Students march from Black United Student’s home in Oscar Ritchie hall to the Student Center for a speech from civil rights leader and activist Julian Bond for the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Black United Students uses influence for positive change

Daisha Overstreet February 4, 2015

“Unite and stand up.” When students at Kent State heard these words of advice in January 1967, they formed a student group that quickly gained influence not just on campus, but around the world.Originally...

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