Africana Studies

Join our vibrant community and explore the rich diversity of African and African American social, cultural, political, and historical development.

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Events and Programs


Giving Voice: Immigration and Campus Experience, Mon., 10/23

Please join Africana Studies Monday, 10/23 from 2-4 p.m. in the Hardge Forum in the Multicultural Student Services Center for this event focused on immigration and campus experience featuring the walking tour “Giving Voice: A URI Experience” and a faculty panel with Dr. Norman Barber, Dr. John McCray, and Dr. Marcus Nevius. The panel wii […]

Congratulations to the The Providence Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Research Committee on Grant!

Please join us in congratulating the Providence Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Research Committee on receiving a grant to bring awareness of slavery in Rhode Island to the public. Watch for news of upcoming events in the next academic year! From the group’s proposal: “Visualizing and Memorializing the Middle Passage Cogut Center Humanities […]

Congratulations to Dr. Nevius for grant!

Dr. Marcus Nevius has been awarded a grant for his project “‘city of refuge’: Petit Marronage and Slave Economy in the Great Dismal Swamp, 1790-1860”  by the URI Center for Humanities. His research is a history of whites and blacks in Southside Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. It is designed for an audience interested in the latest knowledge […]

Google Doodle celebrates Esther Afua Ocloo

Did you see today’s Google Doodle celebrating Esther Afua Ocloo? Learn more about this Ghanian Business Woman here!

Migration and Immigration Conference, April 10 at noon

Thank you to everyone who attended! Check our Facebook for pictures!

20th Annual Black Scholar Awards Program April 5th, 6pm

  Join us for the 20th Annual Black Scholar Awards Program April 5th at 95 Upper College Rd. (Former University Club). Reception begins at 6pm and the program will begin at 7pm.  Our Guest Speaker will be Mr. Casby Harrison, a Civil Rights Attorney at Harrison Law Associates.

Congratulations Dr. Nevius on your book contract!

  Congratulations to Dr. Nevius on his book contract! If you want more information now about the Great Dismal Swamp now, check out: “Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their Freedom.” Map Source: Martin Sanders, in Richard Grant, “Deep in the Swamps, Archaeologists Are Finding How Fugitive Slaves Kept Their […]

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