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Happy Graduation Season Terps! As we head out of Spring 2023 and approach the next academic year, the Department of African American Studies invites the community to support the program and its development. The Friends of African American Studies Fund was established in June 2005 in support of programming and operating initiatives for the Department of African American Studies. Watch the livestream of the BSOS 2023 Spring Commencement featuring our AASD graduates below. Help create beautiful memories like this by supporting us today.


Why AFAM? logo


  • Are you passionate about advancing racial justice?

  • Do you want to learn more about economic justice?

  • Do you want to pursue environmental justice?

  • Are you a changemaker who wants to participate in efforts towards equity and social justice?

  • Would you like to be more engaged in issues affecting Africa and the African Diaspora?


Learn more information about African American Studies by contacting Mr. Marshal Washington, Academic Advisor, at lahsram9 [at] or Dr. Ashley Newby, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at anewby1 [at]