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Leading HBCUs in African American Studies?

Hey everyone! I'm really passionate about African American studies and committed to deepening my understanding of our history and culture. As my college search ramps up, I’m looking to find out which HBCUs are recognized for their African American studies programs. Can anyone throw in their two cents on where the strong programs are and why? I'd really appreciate it!

7 months ago

Hello there! It's inspiring to see your dedication to African American studies. Unsurprisingly, given their historical focus on educating Black Americans, several HBCUs have noteworthy programs you might want to consider.

Howard University, for example, stands out with a comprehensive African American Studies Department that delves into the complexities of Black life in the United States from a variety of angles. Spelman College and Morehouse College, through their Social Justice Program and Africana Studies respectively, also provide rigorous curricula that cross interdisciplinary boundaries. Lastly, think about checking out Hampton University, which has programs that focus on not just African American studies but also on the broader diaspora.

Remember, a strong program should not only have a robust curriculum but also opportunities for research, internships, and connections to faculty who are leaders in the field. Visit the campuses if you can, sit in on classes, and perhaps try to meet professors or students, even virtually, to get a sense of where you see yourself thriving. Best of luck in your search!

7 months ago

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