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University of Rochester establishes Department of Black Studies

The University’s Board of Trustees approved the creation of a Department of Black Studies in Arts, Sciences & Engineering. The new academic department will work in close collaboration with the University’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, which was established in 1986. “The study of Black people in the world is a major project encompassing geography, culture, political science, sociology, economics, and creativity,” says Jeffrey McCune Jr., director of the University’s Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies. “All of that is robust and deserves to be studied seriously.”

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