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      Message From the Chair                   Department History                             Spot Light On
Welcome to the website for the Department of African American Studies. Since its creation at Emory more than forty years ago, the Department has defined itself by the twin principles of academic excellence and social responsibility. Through the study of the histories, politics and cultures of blacks across the African Diaspora, more . . Creation of African American Studies at Emory. The history of African American Studies at Emory reflects the change and growth of the University. In 1968, African American undergraduates called for the creation and establishment of a Black Studies Program at Emory. Their demand was part of a nation-wide student struggle to expand the curriculum of higher
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November 10, 2014: Akinyele Umoja

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