African American Studies

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300 Jay Street
Library Building 634 (L-634)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Email: AfricanAmerStudies

Phone: 718-260-5205

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Welcome to the Department of African American Studies

Thank you for your interest in our degree programs in African American Studies Department.

The African American Studies Department is designed to bring into disciplinary focus, through inter-departmental and multicultural course offerings in Liberal Arts and Sciences, the history and culture of Africans and their descendants, throughout the diaspora from antiquity to the present.

Readings and classrooms lectures bring research, critical analysis, synthesis, and interpretation to bear on the contributions of peoples of African descent to the genesis and the development of human civilization. African American Studies is fundamentally concerned with the stimulation of intellectual growth and the development of humanist principles.

African American Studies Celebrates CityTech's Class of 2021. It also congratulates the recipients of AFR's Weeksville Legacy Award. During the 2021 Honors Convocation, three graduates and Black Male Initiative members received the award in recognition of their academic achievements, service efforts, and innovative spirits.

"I dream a dream that dreams back at me." — Toni Morrison

"Trust life, and it will teach you, in joy and sorrow, all you need to know." — James Baldwin

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement: The African American Studies Department Recognizes We are on the Land of the Munsee Lenape and Canarsie.