Department of African American Studies


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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

SUPERLATIVE CITY: Experimental Urbanity in São Paulo (Day 2)

Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Location: 211 Dickinson Hall

"Shattering the Silence" Black Mental Health Conference

Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 9:00 am
Location: Princeton Neuroscience Institute

Rhodes & Sachs Worcester Scholarship Information Session

Mon, Feb 25, 2019, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, A17
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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