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Evan Imber-Black and Lascelles Black in 2018

In Loving Memory of Lascelles W. Black

It is with deep sadness that we let our community know of the death of Lascelles W. Black. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Allees Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

March Book of the Month |  How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America by Clint Smith

This book was chosen to take us on a journey of gaining a broader perspective of the impact of slavery and the harsh reality of the lives of enslaved people and their descendants in a way that reminds us that this is not something that we are so far removed from. It gives us the opportunity to learn the ways in which slavery is often misremembered and watered down so we can remember and connect with those who suffered and still suffer today.

Lois Mailou Jones - Mere du Senegal 1985

Celebrating Black History Month

The Ackerman Institute celebrates Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Health and Wellness. We commit to keeping the mental health and wellness of Black families at the center of our work and are dedicated to helping therapists understand and address racial issues in therapy with Black families. We acknowledge the often-overlooked contributions of …

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February Book of the Month | Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for February is Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown. adrienne is the writer-in-residence at the Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute, author of both fiction and non fiction books, a podcast creator, a doula, activist, and Black feminist rooted in Detroit.