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Denise Jefferson (left) and Francesca Harper (right) pose together for a photo

The Joie de Vivre of Denise Jefferson Lives On 10 Years Later

July 17, 2020

Ten years after the death of Denise Jefferson, former director of The Ailey School and founder of the Fordham/Ailey BFA program, her daughter Francesca Harper looks back at the powerful legacy Jefferson left behind.

Double Bill Commemorates Black History Month

February 19, 2020

This year's studio theater season features a double bill of original student shows commemorating Black History month.

Three Observer newspapers

Staff Editorial: Fordham Fails Black Students

February 6, 2019

New York may be our campus, but it certainly doesn’t look like our school.

Frederick Douglass is one of the many figures celebrated during Black History Month. (BROOKE PARRETT/THE OBSERVER)

Honoring Fordham’s Black History

February 24, 2017

By CLAIRE HOLMES Staff Writer As Black History Month draws to a close, Amir Idris, Ph.D., professor...