CCHP Exhibit for Rethinking Race Forum

The exhibit “Black Psychologists and the American Dream” showcasing materials from the Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, is now located on the first and second floors of Bierce library.  The exhibit features a speech written by Martin Luther King, Jr. only seven months before he was killed, personal and professional materials of the first Black woman psychologist in America, a seminal book in the struggle for African American psychologists to be recognized within the profession, and film stills from the 1963 program, “The Negro and the American Promise”.

These original materials from archival collections at the Cummings Center put the African American experience in context with psychology.  The exhibit reveals the struggles of Black psychologists within the profession of psychology, as well as the history of civil rights in American psychology.

This exhibit complements the “The African American Dream: Historical Perspectives in Today’s Society” Rethinking Race event sponsored by the Cummings Center.

The exhibit will be open through the month of March.

James Baldwin

James Baldwin

Kenneth B. Clark

Kenneth B. Clark

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Malcolm X

Malcolm X


WKSU Highlights The Race Card Project at Bierce

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on the University of Akron’s “Rethinking Race” week and highlights the The Race Card Project at Bierce. Access Services Student Assistant Will Carter is featured.

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Upcoming UL Rethinking Race Events

February 7, 2014

The UL is partnering with the School of Communications for Candid Conversations with Dr. Lin on Friday, February 7th at 11am in Einsteins. Dr. Lin, who teaches intercultural communication at UA, will use submissions from The Race Card Project display in Bierce lobby to start conversations about race, ethnicity and identity.  Please join us!

Dr. Lin Flyer Large

February 10, 2014

The opening of the exhibit “This is Akron with Opie Evans: The Rubber City as Seen through the Lens of One of Its Earliest African-American Photographers” at the McClain Gallery of Akron’s Black History and Culture. Reception on February 10th from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The exhibit is a partnership between the McClain Gallery, Pan-African Center for Community Studies and Archival Services of University Libraries.

February 14, 2014

Lisa Lazar will be hosting Different faces, different films:  examining the portrayal of race in different types of film and exploring race-related film resources at Bierce Library on Friday, February 14th from 10-11:30am in room 154 in Bierce Library. The session is open to both faculty and students.

The UL sponsored Rethinking Race Film Festival, as well as the Bierce Film series, will continue through Friday February 14.

For more information about Rethinking Race activities on campus, see