COAS Howard University


In common with many other African American Studies Departments throughout the nation, the Department is served by an African American Studies Resource Center, under the supervision of Mr. E. Ethelbert Miller (B.A., Afro-American Studies, Howard University) under whose stewardship it has gained national recognition both as an academic repository and a key place for aspiring writers to obtain material related to the writing experience. The Center houses one of the premier collections of literary and social science publications on the black experience in
America. In addition to supporting the departmental curriculum, the Center is a highly accessible resource for students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Howard University community in general. Mr. Miller himself is an internationally recognized poet, editor and author. His autobiography is Fathering Words: The Making of An African American Writer (New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000), his sixth edited collection of poetry is African American Poetry for the 21st Century (Baltimore, MD: Black Classics Press, 2002) and his latest collection of his own poetry is HOW WE SLEEP ON THE NIGHTS WE DON'T MAKE LOVE (Willimantic, Connecticut, 2004).