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AFAM @ 50: Extending Our Reach

Thank you to everyone who made this day a success!

Watch the full Zoom recording of the event below, and please visit our YouTube Channel for more videos:

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See the full program with speaker bios here

On October 18, 1971, in the minutes of the Board of Trustees of Northwestern University, the Chancellor reported the “Establishment of The Department of Afro-American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.” All during the 2021-2022 Academic Year, the Department has been celebrating 50 years of scholarship, teaching, and service.

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Department history

A history of the Department of African American Studies, compiled by Charla Wilson, Archivist for the Black Experience. Please click here for this history.

AFAM @ 50 Photographs

Photos from "AFAM @ 50: Exending our Reach" can be found here.