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Incorporating multiple perspectives and approaches

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Offering broad exposure and in-depth mastery

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Degree Program

Our interdisciplinary program in African and African-American studies integrates the social sciences and humanities.

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Careers & Outcomes

AAS students pursue graduate studies and professional careers at prestigious institutions and organizations.

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We partner with numerous other institutes, departments, and centers from across the University.

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Seyvion Scott

FDI Spotlight

Seyvion Scott ’19 receives the Dean Ruth A. Merrill Award

Sponsored by the “City Girls” of the Class of 1960, the Dean Ruth A. Merrill Award recognizes an undergraduate woman “who has grown up in the Greater Rochester area, is a strong advocate for the region, and participates in University and community activities that promote the overall well-being of Rochester residents.”

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The 2017 Frederick Douglass Undergraduate Prize Presentations

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Hawkins-Carlson Room
Rush Rhees Library

“Say it in a Hidden Way:" A Culture of Self-Censorship and Subversion Among Journalists in Morocco
Danielle Douglass

Death of a Dream: Race, Colonialism, and the Politics of Space on University Campuses in South Africa
Anna Metcalf

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The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies was established in 1986.

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