Welcome to the Department of African American & African Studies! In this challenging and diverse academic environment, we offer an exciting and significantly relevant range of areas of concentration, courses, and ideas. Within a single academic department our students study the rich social, political, economic, and cultural complexities of Africa, African America, and the broader African Diaspora. Learn more >>
Learn about the history of African Americans at the University of Minnesota via this publication: Contributions of African Americans to the University of Minnesota (PDF)
Keith Mayes, AA&AS associate professor and department chair, talks about the importance of teaching about Ferguson on KSTP. Learn more.
Rose Brewer, AA&AS professor, talks with a StarTribune reporter about how racial inequity was built into the GI Bill. Learn more.November 26th, 2014