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Under the auspices of the President, the Division of Inclusive Excellence provides institutional leadership in enhancing respectful, diverse and inclusive work and learning environments at The College of New Jersey Community. The division serves as a partner with all campus offices as each area makes its unique contribution to the overall inclusivity of the campus community.

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bhm parallax TCNJ recognizes and celebrates the contributions of African Americans throughout history and in our communities today by providing meaningful opportunities to educate, engage, and share in activities. Celebrate Black History Month Learn More

Featured Events


Dr. Eddie Glaude at TCNJ

For the culmination of its Black History Month 2021 celebration, TCNJ was proud to host Dr. Eddie Glaude, the James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, where he is also the chair of the Center for African American Studies and of the Department of African American Studies

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“I Am Not Your Felon” with Michael Mitchell

This conversation, held on February 24, 2021 and hosted by Assistant Professor Michael Mitchell of Criminology, stemmed from a recently published article written by the invited panelists that focuses on the challenges and resilience of formerly incarcerated Black women.

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“Towards a Black Historical Consciousness for Black History” with LaGarrett King

Dr. LaGarrett J. King, Associate Professor of Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri, joined TCNJ's School of Education and Division of Inclusive Excellence on February 23, 202w1, to discuss how Black history is interpreted and taught in schools and society. His scholarship also addresses critical theories of race, teacher education, and curriculum history.

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BHM 2021: The N-Word with RahK Lash

From euphemism and endearment to cancel culture and invitations to the cookout, this space will explore the history, etymology, and usage of the N-word while delving into topics of pop culture, whiteness, the power of words in our communal responsibilities to each other. RahK Lash is back for Black History Month 2021 with a refreshed "Tiny Desk" style conversation on the N-Word, race in America, and more.

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“Racist Fictions” with Leigh-Anne Francis

Dr. Leigh-Anne Francis, associate professor in TCNJ’s departments of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The College of New Jersey, discusses how her personal identity as a queer person of color working in higher education informs her scholarship on African Americans, mass incarceration, and the mainstreaming of white supremacy.

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Poetry Slam Festival 2021

On February 18, 2021, students, faculty, and staff of TCNJ came together to use poetry as a way to reflect on recent national and political events. Their creativity was inspiring as it was challenging, and we are proud to preserve their work here.

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African American Studies Teach-In 2021

The Division of Inclusive Excellence is proud to have supported the first annual African American Studies Teach-In on February 12, 2021. Three exceptional scholars - Michael Mitchell, Adaurennaya Onyewuenyi, and Alma Khasawnih - presented research on timely issues of the carceral experience, Blackness at TCNJ, and the political power of graffiti. A recording is available for those who could not attend.

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