Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Race and tragedy collide

By Ardee Napolitano

April 5, 2012

Filed under Campus News, News

On the steps of the Student Union yesterday afternoon, over 200 students and community members wore hoodies to mourn the death of Trayvon Martin and demand justice. Jessicah Pierre, a junior at the University of Massachuset...

Afro-Am professor pens book on abolition

By Staff

February 26, 2012

Filed under News

On a Friday morning at 5 a.m., Manisha Sinha – a professor in the University of Massachusetts Afro-American studies department – sat typing away at the 400-page manuscript of her upcoming book, “Redefining Democracy: African...

UMass professor Manisha Sinha re-examines abolitionists’ role in Civil War

By Christina Gregg

April 27, 2011

Filed under Campus News

In a Distinguished Faculty Lecture yesterday, Manisha Sinha, associate professor of Afro-American Studies, posed the question, “Did the abolitionists cause the Civil War, and if so, was that a bad thing?”  She discussed the often overlooked role that African-Americans ...