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African and African American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Race and Reimagining America : An Interview with AAAS Director, Mark Hopson PhD

Race and Reimagining America : An Interview with AAAS Director, Mark Hopson PhD

Black Lives Matter: Always, All Ways

Black Lives Matter: Always, All WaysAnti-Racist Resources

STEVE SCHAPIRO/CORBIS VIA GETTY IMAGES Photo credit: The front line of demonstrators during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington D.C., August 28, 1963.
Celebrating our AAAS Seniors

Celebrating our AAAS SeniorsGet to know our graduates, a look at their legacy

Take The First Step

The African and African American Studies program offers students a unique opportunity to better understand the experiences of people of African descent throughout the African Diaspora—from the African continent to the Americas, the Caribbean, and Europe.
 
Through coursework in disciplines like philosophy, history, religion, literature, art and more, the African and African American Studies program aims to vitalize the landscape of historical thinking. It encourages students to critically examine and better appreciate the global struggle for justice.

The program offers a minor and access to the resources of the Paul Robeson Room. These connect them to a research-minded group of faculty that is using technology to reflect on history, build community outreach programs, and channel its students to jobs, internships, and other study programs.