Africology and African American Studies News

Having more African American students than any other Northeastern University means Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts has more opportunities for more interesting stories. The College is proud to call Philadelphia, a majority-minority city, home. Here, we’ve highlighted some of the most exciting happenings from the students, alumni and faculty members who make the Department of Africology and African American Studies the uniquely thought-provoking and problem-solving department that it is. Read their stories below and please contact us if you have a story of your own you think we should tell.

Photo of W.E.B. Du Bois and other founders of the Niagara Movement

UCLA’s Dr. Marcus Anthony Hunter previews his keynote talk at the College of Liberal Arts 16th Annual Underground Railroad and Black History Conference.

CLA’s Africology and African American Studies Department recently hosted Stockton University Distinguished Professor Patricia Reid-Merritt to discuss the history and future of race and racism with students.

photo of pamela jackson pointing out to the scenic badlands

A geography and urban studies major and Africology and African-American studies minor, Jackson came to CLA as a transfer student. She’s made the most of her time here, connecting the lessons from her major and minor and interning in a field research role for the National Science Foundation.

The Journal of Black Studies produced a special edition to celebrate and assess 30 years of doctoral studies in African American studies with two editorials and four articles. View the full editorial (pdf.) titled Africology at 30: Success in Our Lifetime.

Photo of Dr. Davidson presenting to audience

University of Oklahoma Professor Jeanette Davidson recently visited the College of Liberal Arts to discuss the historical and present-day realities of slavery and racism in Scotland.

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