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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 >>

What can you do with a major in African American & African Studies? (PDF)

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)

Department News

  • Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local histories

    Amber Jones, AA&AS major, researches local African American history via the McNair Scholars program. B_Amber-480x320.jpg
    Read more about Amber's research on W. Gertrude Brown.

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    The Minneapolis Teachers Institute is now accepting applications from preK-12 educators for the 2014-2015 school-year. Upload an application MTI App_2014-15.pdf and visit our website.

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    The Minnesota Daily highlights the work and legacy of professor John Wright in the article, "The Wright Legacy".

August 1st, 2014

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