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Farah Jasmine Griffin

Farah Jasmine Griffin is Chair of African American and African Diaspora Studies; Director of the Institute for Research in African American Studies, and the William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University. She is also Affiliate Faculty of the Center for Jazz Studies. Her most recent book is Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists and Progressive Politics During World War II.

Toni Morrison’s novels imagine a society governed by an ethic of care, devoted to restoring and repairing those who have been harmed, and giving them the space for transformation.

Farah Jasmine Griffin
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“In a season of unimaginable death, my students emerged as visionaries. I hope to live to see the world they create." 

Farah Jasmine Griffin