This project invites us all to remember the collective impact of these leaders on Tufts—a legacy from which we continue to benefit in different and multiple ways, based on our unique intersectionalities of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and class.
Professor of History
Senior Director, Africana Center
Chief of Photography, University Communications and Marketing
The Africana Center
Founded in 1969, the Africana Center was developed in recognition of the needs and concerns of students of African descent on a predominately white campus. The center works to enhance the academic mission of the university by ensuring that students of African descent have access to a variety of academic, cultural, and student resources that ensures they have a successful Tufts experience and that prepare them to be leaders in a wide range of professional arenas. In addition, the center works to ensure that students have access to necessary supports, advises the administrative and academic offices of the university on such issues, and advocates proactively for students.
The Project Team
Jean Ayers, University Communications and Marketing, Deena Bhanarai, Digital Collections and Archives, Thom Cox, Tufts Technology Services, Dina Deitsch, Tufts University Art Galleries, Yulia Dumov, Tufts Technology Services, Bob Ferrin, University Communications and Marketing, Margot Grisar, University Communications and Marketing, Pamela Hopkins, Digital Collections and Archives, Tamar Kanarian, University Advancement, M.J. Kim, University Communications and Marketing, Celeste Mahoney, University Advancement, Miriam McLean, University Advancement, Dave Nuscher, University Communications and Marketing, Daniel Santamaria, Digital Collections and Archives, Jonathan Schwartz, University Advancement, Gerry Wawrzynek, University Advancement, Jenna Whitney, University Advancement
We are grateful for funding from the Office of the President, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Executive Vice President, University Relations, University Advancement, the Africana Center, The Fletcher School, the Tufts University School of Arts and Sciences, the Arts and Sciences Diversity Fund, the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora, the Tufts University School of Engineering, School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, the Tufts University School of Medicine, and Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University.