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.

Dec 10, 2019

Africology and African American Studies Chair Wins Distinguished Scholar Award

Group shot of awardee's including CLA's Molefi Kete Asante

Congratulations to Africology and African American Studies Chair Molefi Kete Asante on winning the National Communication Association’s 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award!

May 9, 2019

Faithe Beadle Wants Students to Live Their Stories

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A graduating Psychology and Africology and African American studies major, Faithe Beadle wrote a personal story she wasn’t expecting at the College of Liberal Arts. Now she wants other students to do the same.

Feb 27, 2019

Black History Conference Keynote Speaker Tells Philadelphia’s Story

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.

Feb 6, 2019

Africology and African American Studies Students Learn How to Discuss Racism

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.

Nov 29, 2018

How Junior Pamela Jackson Found a New Perspective

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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.