PRBA Works with BCALA on Grant

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) was awarded an Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) planning grant to explore the current state of Black History Month (BHM) programming offered at public libraries. While virtually all of the 9,000 public libraries across the U.S. conduct some programming during BHM, there has never been a systematic study to assess the content, scope, target age groups, and focus of that programming. BCALA has asked…

James Jackson (1944-2020)

Professor James S. Jackson, passed away Tuesday evening, September 1st, in Ann Arbor after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully with his wife, Toni, and daughters Ariana and Kendra…

Summer Mentoring Workshop Canceled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Summer Mentoring Workshop on African American Aging Research sponsored by the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research.

#WeGlobal in Rural Louisiana

#WeGlobal: African Americans Living Abroad is a project of the Program for Research on Black Americans. Dr. Deborah Robinson, Director of AALA, speaks in libraries and museums about the initiative and uses the opportunity to “crowdsource” contacts of African Americans…

MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research

PRBA took the lead for the Research Center for Group Dynamics in organizing the ISR commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday with a panel entitled, MLK’s Legacy for Social and Behavioral Science Research. This theme was quite fitting because in September 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr…