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      Message From the Chair                   Department History                             Spot Light On

Welcome to the Department of African American Studies!  This is a fascinating time to be studying the impact of race and difference in America and around the world.  Our department—and our discipline in general—is uniquely positioned to explain and contextualize the complexities of historic and modern American race relations while placing the experiences of American blacks within the context of the global African Diaspora. more . .

Creation of African American Studies at Emory. The history of African American Studies at Emory reflects the change and growth of the University. In 1968, African American undergraduates called for the creation and establishment of a Black Studies Program at Emory. Their demand was part of a nation-wide student struggle to expand the curriculum of higher
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Spring 2015 Events

Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday Observance

January 20, 2015: Robert "Bob" Moses, Founder and President of the Algebra Project, Inc.


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