African American Studies

African American Studies


African American Studies Program Carter G. Woodson Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 12:15pm

CT Public Law 19-12 was initiated by efforts from CCSU faculty and others; first introduced in the Connecticut State Legislature by Representative Bobby Gibson. 

Join us in a conversation about the "Efficacy of African American/Black History: Public Policy and Advancing Social Equality" with State Representative Bobby Gibson (D-Bloomfield/Windsor)

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The African-American Studies minor offers a broad curriculum dedicated to the study of Black life in the Americas and the Diaspora from 1350 to the present. The African-American Studies Program develops and coordinates an interdisciplinary curriculum. Its objectives are to encourage all students and faculty to examine the African-American experience, to facilitate a cultural and intellectual atmosphere on campus that will be favorable to such studies, and to develop a program of research and community service. The program also has a “nationally recognized” African-American lecture series, featuring nationally and internationally known scholars in the field of Black Studies.

The African-American Studies Center has a lending library for students and faculty. In addition to the ongoing lecture series the program also hosts the traditional celebration of Black History Month during February with rich and diverse activities such as a film series, art exhibits and student debating contests.