Department of African American Studies

A Message From The Chair 

Welcome! We are finally back on campus and ready for an extraordinary year. I look forward to seeing students in classes, colleagues and staff around campus—to hearing the varied sounds of this vibrant and special place... READ MORE

A Better Birth Is Possible

SEPTEMBER 2000, ATLANTA. I had just celebrated my 23rd birthday. After a summer spent cashiering at Whole Foods for $8.25 an hour, and with my senior year at Spelman College about to start, I was already stress-planning my schedule. For a moment, though, all that worry came to a pause. I stood in my cramped apartment bathroom, heart racing…

Black College Students Are Leading the Movement to Eliminate Bias in Tech

From self-driving cars that can’t detect folks with darker skin to keep from running them over, to 

Upcoming Events

2022-2023 Faculty-Graduate Seminar: "Black Speculative Futures"
Sep 28, 2022, 4:30 pm
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room 201, Morrison Hall
Interviewing Essentials
Sep 29, 2022, 4:30 pm
Room 206, Frist Campus Center
Graduate Affairs Book Discussion and Meet & Greet
Sep 29, 2022, 5:00 pm
Barfield-Johnson Seminar Room 201, Morrison Hall
Service & Social Impact Internship Showcase
Sep 30, 2022, 2:00 pm
Frist Multipurpose Room, Frist Campus Center



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