SUNY Buffalo State is rich in history and resources for the major and minor Africana Studies.
For additional information about the Africana Studies program, please contact:
Dr. Ken Orosz
Coordinator of the Africana Studies Program
The faculty of Africana Studies at SUNY Buffalo State unequivocally denounce and condemn the recent spate of police violence and extrajudicial killings that needlessly ended the lives of Ahmaud Arbery, Rayshard Brooks, Manuel Ellis, George Floyd, David McAtee, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and countless others as documented by the Fatal Force database. We recognize police killings as state-sanctioned violence and clear indicators that anti-Blackness, racism, and...
Africana Studies offers students the opportunity to examine the contributions of Africa and the Black Diaspora to the global community. By choosing relevant courses, students can add an understanding of African and African diaspora literature, customs, history, politics, philosophy, and economics to their studies in other disciplines.
Students who complete either the major or minor in Africana Studies learn the role that the people of Africa have played in countries all over the world. People of African descent live not only in the United States, but also in Canada, the Caribbean islands, Europe and South America. Brazil, for example, is home to more people of African descent than the United States.
The Africana Studies program includes the study of African, African American, and Caribbean people and their impact on a broad range of disciplines, including but not limited to, anthropology, art, history, culture, language and literature, philosophy, political science, sociology, and women's studies.
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