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Explore the studies of African American Studies in the 21st Century.
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We provide an exciting and innovative model of African American Studies.  

The Department of African American Studies was founded in 1969 in response to the widespread student demand for black intellectual representation at Princeton University. Today, we continue with that same vigor through a curriculum that reflects the complex interplay between the political, economic, and cultural forces that shape our understanding of the historic achievements and struggles of African-descended people.

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Upcoming Events

GSS Work-in-Progress Series: Brittney Cooper

Tue, Feb 19, 2019, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Location: 210 Dickinson Hall

UBA Presents: Filmscreening "For Ahkeem"

Thu, Feb 21, 2019, 7:30 pm
Location: Princeton Garden Theatre

SUPERLATIVE CITY: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo (Day 1)

Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 3:00 pm
Location: 211 Dickinson Hall
Eddie Glaude, Jr.

A Letter From Our Department Chair, Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr.

Hear the vision for the upcoming academic year.
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