Department of African American Studies Invites Tony Lewis Sr. and Jr. for AASP187 Mass Incarceration Lecture
Department of African American Studies Joins JAWC Social Justice Bootcamp 2023
On April 20, 2023, the Department of African American Studies joined the Judge Alexander Williams Center for Education, Justice, and Ethics' (JAWC) Social Justice Bootcamp to help build Social Justice Engineers and educate students on how they can become changemakers in their communities.
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BSOS Fellow Lecture Highlights: Dr. Mary Frances Berry Recognizes Department of African American Studies
On Wednesday, April 26, the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences welcomed Dr. Mary Frances Berry, a world-renowned activist and pioneer in championing racial and gender equality and rights who joined UMD in 1970, back to campus for The Feller Lecture. In keeping with that tradition, Dr.
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AASP187 Joins Mr. Tony Lewis Sr. and Mr. Tony Lewis Jr. for Mass Incarceration Lecture
On the last day of the Spring 2023 semester, Dr. Joseph Richardson, MPower and Joel & Kim Feller Professor for African American Studies and Anthropology, invites Mr. Tony Lewis Sr. and Mr.
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Chair Awarded $100K by National Institutes of Health for JAMO Project
The Department of African American Studies would like to congratulate Chair and Professor Sangeetha Madhavan. Dr. Madhavan has been awarded a supplement award of 100K by the National Institutes of Health to support additional research activities for her ongoing NICHD funded JAMO project in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Dr. Rashawn Ray Featured in, "What is Critical Race Theory? Is it Being Taught in Arizona Schools?"
The Department of African American Studies invites all to read this article related to CRT that features colleague Dr.
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History in the Making: Honoring the History of Lakeland
"Lakeland was settled in 1890. By 1903 it was an established African American community with a public school, First Baptist Church of Lakeland and Embry African Methodist Episcopal Church. Two Rosenwald schools followed, including Lakeland High School in 1928. Through cooperation with other African American communities along U.S.
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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.
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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] umd.edu or Dr. Ashley Newby, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at anewby1 [at] umd.edu.
Mira Morgan '22
Mira Morgan is a Public Policy and African American Studies double major who graduated in the Spring of 2022.Mira Morgan '22 - Read more
Cathryn Paul '16
Cathryn Paul is the Public Policy Director at CASA, the largest immigrant rights organization in the region, where she leads immigrant advocacy campaigns on the local, state, and federCathryn Paul '16 - Read more
Chaz R. Ball '08
Chaz came into College Park as a Government and Politics major and took on African American Studies as a second major after a great experience in an AASP class freshman year.Chaz R. Ball '08 - Read more
Singleton McCallister '75
Although she double majored in African American Studies and Government and Politics during her undergraduate career at the University of Maryland, Singleton McAllister is excSingleton McCallister '75 - Read more
Harry Alford III '07
Harry Alford III, the co-founder of a D.C.-based venture development firm, and an adjunct professor at UMD, was named Interim Director of the university’s SoutheHarry Alford III '07 - Read more
Omar Eaton-Martinez '96
Omar recruits and manages 200+ interns and fellows who support a wide range of Museum projects. He promotes intern/fellows programs to colleges and universities and other institutions.Omar Eaton-Martinez '96 - Read more