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Department of Africana Studies 2016 Newsletter

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New Book on African American Families

Dr. Smith-Ruiz Published a New Book on African American Families

Contemporary African American Families: Achievements, Challenges, and Empowerment Strategies in the Twenty-First Century (Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity series), Routledge 2016. Edited by Dorothy Smith-Ruiz (with Sherri Lawson Clark and Marcia J. Watson) Dr. Smith-Ruiz Published a New Book on African American Families Read more >>

Tanure Ojaide

Ojaide Receives Nigeria’s Top Academic Honor

Tanure Ojaide has been named this year’s recipient of the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM), in the Humanities category. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the investiture ceremony on December 1 in Abuja, the country’s capital. Established in 1979, the Nigerian National Order of Merit is the highest academic honor in Africa’s most populous country. The award is conferred... Ojaide Receives Nigeria’s Top Academic Honor Read more >>

NEW! Rising Seniors Eligible to Enroll in the AFRS Graduate Certificate Program

Early-Entry Graduate Degree Program  AFRICANA STUDIES  GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM  The Department of Africana Studies is now accepting application from rising juniors and seniors into the Africana Studies Graduate Certificate. The goal is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to begin working towards a graduate degree before completing a baccalaureate degree.  The Early-... NEW! Rising Seniors Eligible to Enroll in the AFRS Graduate Certificate Program Read more >>

Bernard Powers

2016 Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture

The speaker for the 2016 annual conference is Dr. Bernard E. Powers, Professor of History, College of Charleston.  The title of his lecture is: On Jordan's Stormy Banks: Racial Violence and the Quest for Home in America. The Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte inaugurated The Annual Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture in 2008 to honor Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey's... 2016 Dr. Bertha Maxwell-Roddey Distinguished Africana Lecture Read more >>