"Africana" is a term that refers to any cultural and intellectual producing relating to Africa and its descendents worldwide (also known as the African Diaspora). Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary minor offered in the College of Liberal Arts. The program is designed to give students critical and integrated perspectives on the historical, social, and cultural experiences and contributions of people of African descent.
Bookend from Senegal
Trinidad J'overt Festival. Carnival reveler is playing "mud/paint" mas as a way to symbolize rebirth. Photo by Natasha Nunez.
Black female worker taking a break at the Danneman Cigar Factory in Brazil. Photo by Tanya Shields
"El Yanga." A statue of Yanga, a Muslim man from what is now known as Nigeria who negotiated with the Spanairds to establish a free black community named after him in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.
"My brother of the Diaspora, history separates us." Written on the wall of the Maison d'esclaves at Goree Island in Senegal. Photo by Sheba Kane.