Morehouse College Establishes Institute Centered On Black Male Research

 

Morehouse College’s Black Men’s Research Institute will examine how the existence of global social and economic disparities shape the lives of Black men.

For over a century, Morehouse College has served as an epicenter for groundbreaking research surrounding inequities that impact marginalized communities, and the Atlanta-based institution is staying true to that tradition through the creation of a new project. The HBCU announced the launch of its Black Men’s Research Institute.

Through the initiative, scholars will examine how the existence of global social and economic disparities shape the lives of Black men. The institute—which sits at the intersection of social sciences, creative arts and humanities—will explore the different dimensions of Black male identities through an intersectional lens; illustrating that the experiences of men within the Black community aren’t monolithic. The initiative also hopes to dispel preconceived notions about Black manhood, foster global conversations and generate research to inform public policies and civic engagement projects centered on creating better life outcomes for Black men. Through the institute scholars will engage in a myriad of learning experiences—including symposiums, workshops and lectures—focused on thought leadership, intellectual discovery, knowledge exchange and innovation.

BMRI, which has been funded through a four-year endowment from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be a starting point for the first Black masculinities studies minor at an HBCU and a digital certificate program. The institute will work in concert with the college’s Africana studies and history department. Under the umbrella of BMRI, Morehouse plans to cultivate a scholarship focused on Black men and their communities. Continue Reading

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