Africana Studies

Lippitt Hall Rm 102, 5 Lippitt Rd, Kingston, RI 02881

– 401.874.2536

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  • The 2016 Marlen Bodden Africana Studies Lecture was given by Nikole Hannah-Jones, an award winning investigative report for The New York Times Magazine. Click here for more photos of the event.
  • As part of #URIBlackHistoryMonth, Cheryl Albright performed her inspiring musical “Oh Freedom Over Me.” Click here for more photos of the event.
  • As part of an Africana Studies Special Lecture Series, Dr. Carnell Jones, URI Director of Enrollment Services, shared his insights on the culture of race and race relations endemic to the Ferguson, Mo. area. The talk, “What’s Happening in Missouri? Race, Violence, & Campus Response,” was planned in response to the increasingly volatile race relations across the country, in order to facilitate important conversations about race relations. Click here for more photos of the event.
  • Our Kings and Queens Exhibit is open throughout the Fall 2015 semester. Students enjoyed the opening reception, which included a welcome by Dr. Quainoo, Director of Africana Studies, and by Dr. Norman Barber, curator and faculty host of the exhibit.
  • This summer, our faculty met to discuss how to best meet the growing concerns and interests of our students. Click here for a closer look at Faculty Retreat 2015.

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