In the wake of the recent hate crimes in Pittsburgh and Kentucky, The Center for Black Diaspora offers the powerful and timely quote from Martin Luther King from Strength to Love, 1963
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only LOVE can do that."
because ideas matter
The Center for Black Diaspora was established to promote and
support the production of scholarly, cultural and creative work related
to the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. The center encourages and supports the study of black diaspora in all its complexities as shaped by the historical experiences of Africa and the West, and actively promotes comparative perspectives to illuminate the particular experiences of African people both on the continent and in
As a unit of DePaul, the Center seeks to strengthen the university's commitment to service, justice and diversity by:
- providing and nurturing an intellectual and supportive environment
in the production and dissemination of historical and cultural knowledge
about people of African descent
- generating knowledge through support of conferences, seminars
and colloquia; serving the university's external community with
programming of interest and relevance to the diverse population of
- collaborating with faculty, students, academic units, centers and programs in promoting greater understanding of people of African descent
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