Africana Studies

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Programs on Africa

The Programs on Africa at the Center for Africana Studies provides members of the University of Pennsylvania, local, national, and international communities with information on faculty, researchers, activities, and programming on historical and contemporary Africa.

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Summer Institute for Pre-First Years

This intensive one-week course of study is taught by standing Penn faculty and exposes students to major intellectual and cultural themes and currents in 19th, 20th, and 21st century African and African Diaspora studies.

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Watch the 23rd Annual MLK Jr. Social Justice Lecture & Award!

Prof. Dorothy Roberts presented her lecture “Are Civil Rights Enough?”, had a riveting conversation with Prof. Marcia Chatelain, and was recognized for her prestigious research and activism.






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