Tobin Miller Shearer
Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King presented to a crowd of hundreds on Sunday, February 18. Despite sub-zero wind chills, the audience turned out to hear this nationally recognized civil rights leader discuss contemporary political and social issues pertinent to the contemporary Black...
An excellent reflection on "Black Professionals and the Expansion of Freedom" by University of Montana English Professor Ashby Kinch on the occasion of hearing from Dr. Darlene Clark Hine.
Renowned historian of the African-American experience, Dr. Darlene Clark Hine, presented two lectures on the roots of the civil rights movement in the black professional class on Monday, February 12. She is pictured here with University of Montana president Seth Bodnar.
In memory of long-time African-American Studies supporter, Dianna Riley, a fund to support AAST and the Black Student Union has been established. Already nearly $19,000 of the $50,000 goal has been reached.
In 1968, Ulysses S. Doss founded the department that would give birth to the...
Tsiambwom Akuchu, a graduate student in UM's theater and dance program, performs "Every^Man (Alright)” in AAST 141: Black From Africa to Hip-Hop. Akuchu's original performance piece has been selected for a national juried competition in spring 2018. Congratulations, Tsiambwom!
Katie Fitzhugh, a UM African-American Studies alum, reports that her degree has "opened doors" as she is pursuing an architectural degree. She reports, "It's crazy how many professors in the Architectural History department have sought me out to tell me about what classes I should take and...
You will learn about the history of a fascinating community
You will learn how to talk with authority about race
You will get to study Voodoo
You will prepare yourself for careers in law, sports, history, journalism, sociology, education, entertainment, and many others
You will take fascinating...
African-American Studies student Tsiambwom Akuchu's performance piece representing historical themes he encountered in AAST 141: Black - From Africa to Hip-Hop will be featured in Dance Up Close on Friday, November 11, and Saturday, November 12, at the Performinings Center of the University Montana. Congratulations, Tsiwmbwom!
AAST will offer a new course in Spring 2018: White Supremacy History/Defeat". The class will combine real life organizing and historical reading.
The course will be taught by Professor Tobin Miller Shearer and will be based on a learning community model where the students and professor work...
Students in AAST 417 "Prayer and Civil Rights" point to the analysis they did of a civil rights event.
The course is the only one like it in the country.
The course is taught by Professor Tobin Miller Shearer and fulfills the upper-division writing credit for both History and African-American Studies.
In preparation for the 50th anniversary of Black Studies at UM, from July 29-August 4, AAS Director Tobin Miller Shearer will ride 500 miles in a week to raise funds for UM's African-American Studies Program and Black Student Union.
Please join us for a lecture on Eritrea: The Country, Culture, and Circumstance on Wednesday, March 8, 6-8 p.m. in the UC Theater on the UM Campus. Presentations will be by Kimberly A. Maynard and Solom M. Gofie. More information can be found on this SoftLanding webpage. The African-American...
Join us for the panel Academia, Research, and Free Speech in the Trump Era on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the UC North Ballroom. Speakers include law professor Eduardo Capulong, African-American Studies Director Tobin Miller Shearer, and forestry professor Dianna Six....
AAS Director Tobin Miller Shearer has declared his office to be a safe space for all students. Other faculty from across the UM campus and around the country have asked permission to replicate his sign on their office doors.
More than 45 students, friends, and faculty of the African-American Studies Program enjoyed our biannual Soup and Pie Night, Wednesday, December 7. Students in African-American Studies courses receive an invitation to attend each semester.
Thanks to UM's African-American Studies alum Charlie Bromley for this short article on our program in The Independent ( click through and scroll to the end of the third page).
African-American Studies Program donors Diana and Larry Riley donated a beautiful framed portrait of the four founding members of UM's Black Studies Program.
Dee Daniels, Marco Gray, Herb White, and Esther Hadley Doss each received plaques honoring their contributions during the 45th Anniversary...