Our interdisciplinary program in African and African-American studies integrates the social sciences and humanities.
AAS students pursue graduate studies and professional careers at prestigious institutions and organizations.
We partner with numerous other institutes, departments, and centers from across the University.
Justine King ’15 has been awarded a Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship, the first University student or alumnus to be selected for the highly competitive nationwide program.
King is from Middletown, New York, held a position as an office assistant with the Frederick Douglass Institute while pursuing her BA in International Relations.
New York Times columnist and CNN commentator Charles Blow visited campus to read from his memoir, Fire Shut Up In My Bones. As part of his lecture, he spoke on issues of race, gender, class, sexuality, and violence. “Remember this,” he said, “if you remember nothing else about the message that I was trying to deliver in this book: A heart still works, even when it's broken."
The Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies was established in 1986.
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