Africana Studies Program
"Established in the Fall of 1997 as an undergraduate, academic unit within Arts & Sciences, Africana Studies, at the College of William and Mary, provides an interdisciplinary framework for examining the experiences of people of African heritage. The curriculum engages students in the critical examination of black diasporic cultural traditions and race relations in Africa, the Caribbean Basin and especially North America; Black Studies regards black people and their cultures as essential, organic components of the societies in which they live. The major and minor in Black Studies draw on fields such as history, sociology, economics, anthropology, literature, music, drama, dance, film, and the visual arts."
- Africana Studies Program website, http://www.wm.edu/as/africanastudies/index.php
- Black Studies Program, The College of William and Mary Undergraduate Catalog, 1997-1998, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.
Material in the Special Collections Research Center
- Stony the Road We Trod Project: These oral history interviews by Jenay Jackson in 2005 documented information about the Black Studies Program and the experiences of African American Students at the College of William and Mary.
- Guide for conducting research related to the College of William & Mary
- The Flat Hat student newspaper; search the index available in the SCRC by person's name, student group name, event, or topical heading
- Colonial Echo yearbook
- William and Mary Catalogs.
To search for further material, visit the Special Collections Research Center's Search Tool List for an overview of the Special Collections Database, W&M Digital Archive, Flat Hat-William & Mary News-Alumni Gazette index, card catalogs, and other tools available to help you find material of interest in William & Mary Libraries Special Collections Research Center.
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