Loni Johnson at Beach
Theorizing Black Miami: Histories, Movements and Ethics of Care

On the shorelines of the historic Virginia Key Beach we will reconsider the intersecting legacies of racial segregation in educational, labor and leisure spaces in Miami on May 17th, the anniversary of Brown v. The Board of Education. 

Escoffery Dinner
One Book One U: Johnathan Escoffrey
Learn more about Jonathan Escoffery's debut novel, "If I Survive You", 2023-2024 One Book One U selection.
Ethiopian Symposium
Ethiopian Symposium
Join us at the Frost Institute for Chemistry and Molecular Science in Coral Gables, FL, USA as we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Ethiopian Revolution of 1974. 
Still Here: Expanding to Miami Art Week
One night in September, the extraordinary ordinariness of an approaching sunset on the verge of a rainstorm provided the backdrop for the opening of Still Here: Generations of Black Miami Artmaking. 
Nea onnim no sua a, ohu.

Our logo is an Adinkra symbol meaning “S/he who does not know can know from learning"-- highlighting the lifelong quest for knowledge. The addition of multiple colors to this important Ghanaian symbol represents Black diversity across nations, regions, classes, genders, and sexualities.

four of them Artists
Meet the Fellows

The Center welcomes leading scholars in Black studies, research, and teaching to explore the global dimensions of Black history, culture, and politics.

Welcome to CGBS

The Center for Global Black Studies produces cutting-edge and public-facing research on Black Miami Studies. Below are convenings, cultural events, affiliate lunches and special presentations. 

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