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Wednesday, February 22nd

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Ashley Farmer, assistant professor of history and African American studies at the Boston University College of Arts and Sciences

Female Activists Behind the Black Power Movement

Ashley Farmer has pieced together the stories of unsung black women who helped shape the battle against racial inequality after World War II. The CAS prof’s new book focuses on their contributions as theorists and thinkers, describing what they achieved and what they put at risk: their jobs, their husbands' jobs, their reputations, even their lives.

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The BU Brazilian Association held its second annual Carnaval February 10, with Brazilian music, a drumming group, and samba performers. The festive holiday is held before Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, the 40-day period leading to Easter in the Christian tradition. Photo by Alexandra Wimley (COM'17)

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