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Howard University Teams Up With Columbia University Press for a New Book Series


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Columbia University in New York City and historically Black Howard University in Washington, D.C. are jointly launching a new book series entitled Black Lives in the Diaspora: Past/Present/Future. Books in the new series will be published by Columbia University Press. The book series builds on Columbia University Press’ history of publications in Black studies and history, sociology, religion, philosophy, and literature, and recognizes the important voice in these fields and scholarly publishing that was lost with the closure of Howard’s university press over a decade ago. This collaboration represents the first step in a larger planned partnership between the two universities to publish more robustly in Black studies and to recruit and support a cohort of editorial fellows to provide an entryway for recent HBCU graduates into the publishing industry. The first book in the series, Vital and Valuable: The Relevance of HBCUs to American Life and Education by James V. Koch and Omari H. Swinton was recently published. The second book in the series is The Politics of Survival: Black Women Social Welfare Beneficiaries in Brazil and the United States by Gladys Mitchell-Walthour, which will be released in June. The third book is Turn the World Upside Down: Empire...