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Special Focus: Black History Month


d021314cover.inddIn this Black History Month-focused edition, Diverse takes a look at MIT professor Craig Steven Wilder’s new book, Ebony and Ivy, exploring the long history of slavery and Ivy League institutions. The cover story centers on U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ success surrounding his New York Times best-selling graphic novel, March: Book One, the first of a trilogy on the history of the civil rights movement.

Another feature, “Five Brothers,” profiles five up-and-coming African-American men in academia who have helped each other succeed. In addition, this issue’s Spectrum is a portrait of Dr. James Harrison of Portland Community College, who is peeling back the layers of Oregon’s Black history.

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