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Transition: Mr. Thomas “Malik” Tillman (January 1, 1955 – March 28, 2017)

It is with a heavy heart that I share with you that a great 49er, Mr. Thomas “Malik” Tillman, died on March 28 following a massive stroke. Malik, as popularly called by friends and colleagues, earned his B.A. in Africana Studies (Magna Cum Laude, with a Concentration in Health and Environment) in December 2015. He returned to the university in fall 2016. He was pursuing his M.A. in Public History... Transition: Mr. Thomas “Malik” Tillman (January 1, 1955 – March 28, 2017) Read more >>

Alumnus Feature: Brenda Tindal

UNC Charlotte alumna Brenda Tindal, who is Levine Museum of the New South staff historian, sees history as a way to build community, while deepening our understanding of the past’s persistent influence. “Levine Museum of the New South is a significant site of courageous inquiry and a place where there is never a poverty of imagination,” Tindal says. “In my view, ‘mobilizing history to build... Alumnus Feature: Brenda Tindal Read more >>

Sacred Grove Reveals New View of Africa’s Past

Surrounded by the sprawl of a modern city, the dense forest grove of Osun-Osogbo in southwestern Nigeria has long stood as a silent sentry guarding the mysteries of the ancient past. Those secrets are now revealed by UNC Charlotte researcher Akin Ogundiran, whose work has upended long-held views of how west Africa became a global economic player. Ogundiran, chair of the Africana Studies... Sacred Grove Reveals New View of Africa’s Past Read more >>

Department of Africana Studies 2016 Newsletter

Latest AFRS Newsletter

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New Book on African American Families

Dr. Smith-Ruiz Publishes 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 Publishes a New Book on African American Families Read more >>