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celebrating black excellence

February 21, 2023
UC Merced’s first Global Africana Studies Research Conference, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, grew out of a course taught at the university. The subject was Black consciousness and African freedom; it asked questions about what it means to be Black in different contexts....
February 21, 2023
Professor Maria Martin has a lot going on. On Feb. 18, she was the grand marshal and a speaker at a program and march honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Merced. This weekend, she and the university will host a two-day gathering that investigates Black identity from...