Take your studies back to the beginning of humankind

The Africana Studies program at F&M is unique in that it is the first program that was initiated due to student demand. We prepare students to succeed in a diverse society by enabling them to see the world from a host of perspectives originating in Africa and regions of the Diaspora.

Offered in coordination with dozens of academic departments at F&M, Africana Studies provides significant research projects locally, regionally, and throughout Africa.

As an Africana Studies major or minor, you will have the opportunity to break new ground and literally create original fields of research in innovative areas.

Recent research projects have included studies on the evolution of hip-hop, pop culture, gender issues on the African continent, and reverse colonization.

The interdisciplinary study of Africa and its people will take you back to the cradle of civilization. The range of interrelated histories, cultures, and intellectual contributions of Africans and those of African origin is truly staggering.

The program affords numerous travel opportunities as well as internships for credit at relevant sites, including the Urban League of Lancaster, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and the Smithsonian Institute.

Congratulations to this year's senior class!

  • Africana Studies Students and Staff
  • Africana Studies Students
  • Africana Studies Students and Staff

The Pulse

November 09
event 11/9/2016

The Cuban Drumbeat: Fidel Castro and Africa

Stager 102 Stahr Auditorium

Cuba’s role in the world since 1959 is without precedent.  During the Cold War, extra-continental...

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November 16
event 11/16/2016

Dr. Tamara Walker--Lecture: Race, Gender, and Visual Culture...

Life Science 142 Bonchek Lecture Hall

Men and women of African descent have long been central figures in the visual culture of Latin...

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December 01
event 12/1/2016

Art & Aid: How Spoken Word, Instagram and Flash Mobs Helped...

Mayser Gymnasium

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