African-American Studies Program
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African-American Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that examines the culture and experiences of African-Americans. Relevant courses come from a variety of disciplines including literature, history, sociology, politics, art and music. Each year we offer an introductory course, AFAM 130 (An Introduction to African-American Studies) and a capstone course which is an independent study project.
The program brings major speakers to campus; sponsors multiple student and faculty events; and supports university efforts to offer a more diverse and rich curriculum that accurately reflects and represents America's cultural complexity. We invite all W&L students to experience our courses and join our investigation of fundamental issues and triumphs.
For more information, please contact Professor Mohamed Kamara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Africana Studies Minor
We are pleased to announce the Africana Studies minor. The new minor grew out of and replaces the current African-American Studies minor. It will take effect in the fall of 2013 and will offer a greater number of curricular options to students who have interest in Africa, African-America and the greater African diaspora. The change will be reflected on this web site starting July 1 2013. In the interim, please direct any questions you may have regarding the Africana Studies minor to Professor Mohamed Kamara or Professor Ted Delaney.
- Knapp, Conner Appointed to New Posts at W&L
Washington and Lee University has announced new appointments in the University administration. Elizabeth Knapp, associate provost and associate professor of geology, will become senior assistant to the president and director of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. Marc Conner, the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of English, head of the English Department and director of Spring Term, will become associate provost.
- Civil Rights Pioneer Terrence Roberts Keynotes King Week at W&L
Terrence Roberts, one of the "Little Rock Nine," described his experiences as one of nine black teenagers who integrated Little Rock's Central High School in 1957 on Sunday, Jan. 20, in Lee Chapel during the keynote event in Washington and Lee University's observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.