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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

  • Jessica Gordon Nembhard to give a talk on her book Collective Courage

    Jessica Gordon Nembhard to give a talk on her book Collective Courage: A History of African-American Economic Cooperative Thought & Practice, September 29, 12:30pm in room 180 Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Learn more JGN_flier_d2.pdf.

    Isabel Wilkerson, author of Warmth of Other Suns gives a talk on October 1.
    Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson kicks off the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries speaker series with a special lecture, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration." Learn more.

    Gloria Rolando, Cuban filmmaker will screen her documentary film 1912, Breaking the Silence (1912, Voces Para un Silencio) on October 7, 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Hanson Hall room 1-103. Learn GR_flier_d2.pdf.

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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.

    September 24th, 2014

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