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Celebrating Black History: Academic Leaders

Expanding the Narrative

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X. When we think of Black History, these important figures are often mentioned. We want to expand the narrative and highlight  Black scholars from across academic disciplines. We want to ensure that our Black and African American students see themselves reflected in their disciplines. We want to encourage faculty and staff to incorporate the work of Black scholars into their curriculum and research. 

The Collective: A BIPOC ThinkIR Initiative

We want to highlight the research, scholarship, and accomplishments of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) scholars at the University of Louisville. We would like to feature BIPOC faculty and staff in our institutional repository, ThinkIR. To learn more about this initiative and ThinkIR, please visit: To participate, please email:


Pan-African Studies


Women and Gender Studies

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