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African American Studies Program

Mission

The African American Studies Program examines Black life in the United States through interdisciplinary, Diasporic frameworks. This approach provides students with robust analytic skills to examine the ways in which African Americans’ multifaceted realities and powerful legacies have shaped and continue to evolve within the current national and international contexts.

Vision

Graduates of the African American Studies Program will be theoretically and methodologically grounded in selected disciplinary frameworks that can translate into endless career possibilities such as academia, public policy, law, and STEM. The African American Studies Program cultivates critical, problem-solving tools with which students can engage in a range of challenging issues within multiple professional and social contexts.

Umoja Day