African American Studies is dedicated to developing expertise and knowledge of the black experience in the African Diaspora. We offer a forum for students to understand the significant contributions blacks have made to world civilization and the American experiment.
African American Studies "is not simply some automatic understanding that flows from being black," but represent "a conscious inquiry into the history, culture, and sociopolitical condition of African and African American people. It is an exploration that calls for understanding of African and African American realities in the world, not divorced from it."—Johnetta Cole, Ph.D.
Black Perspectives: A Multidisciplinary Approach: PR: ENC 1102. Key issues and methodologies in African American Studies featuring presentations by representative faculty from various disciplines. Read more course details.
Malcolm X, Black Nationalism, and Internationalism: PR: AMH 2020. Comprehensive analysis of the social/political thought of Malcolm X and its impact on Africana political struggles. Read more course details.
UCF adjunct instructor Donald Harell who teaches the “Evolution of Hip Hop” and runs a performing arts company that promotes African culture has been chosen by his Union College alma mater to receive a national award for his work with enhancing diversity initiatives. [Read More]
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