Africana Studies

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-Freshmen

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 2022 MLK Lecture in Social Justice!

This year's MLK Lecture features Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, in conversation with Dorothy Roberts







Upcoming Events

Black Reconstructions: Archival Assembly and Histories of American Education

A Book Talk with Dr. Jarvis R. Givens
Feb 22, 2023 at - | Max Kade Center | 3401 Walnut Street
Room 329A
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jarvis R. Givens is an associate professor of education and African & African American studies at Harvard University. He is the author of Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching (…

The Inaugural W.E.B. Du Bois Lecture in Public Social Science

A Conversation Dr.Brent Staples. Moderated by Dr.Tukufu Zuberi
Feb 23, 2023 at - | Annenberg School for Communication (Room 110)
Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

The Inaugural W.E.B. Lecture in Public Social Science: A Conversation with Dr. Brent Staples, New York Times. Moderated by Dr. Tukufu Zuberi, University of Pennsylvania Lasry Professor of Race Relations.