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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)

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  • Bill Ayers to give talk, "Teaching to Disrupt"

    Thumbnail image for Ayers.jpgAt the opening of Minneapolis Teachers Institute Symposium series, educator, author, and activist William Ayers will address MTI's 2014-2015 theme, Love Pedagogy: Disrupting the Violence Against Young Bodies on Saturday, November 22, 12pm - 1pm in room 412 Science Teaching and Student Services, 222 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis. To attend, RSVP. Learn more.

    November 10th, 2014

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