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“A people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture is like a tree without roots.”
Marcus Garvey 


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African American Studies




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The African American Studies Program (AFAM) is a member of the Department of Diversity & Community Studies.

Our Mission:

The African American Studies Program offers Western Kentucky University an enhanced cultural perspective and increased awareness of the African American experience. The program fosters an understanding of African American culture by

  • Offering students an African American Studies Minor, which when viewed from the cross-disciplinary perspective, provides a comprehensive and honest picture of the life and institutions of American people of African ancestry, and of their role in the development of the United States.
  • Sponsoring workshops, dialogues, and other activities throughout the academic year that foster critical thinking about our history, highlights our accomplishments in regards to the African American experience, and nurtures an understanding and presence of community.

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AFAM minors Kijana BeauChamp and Ashley Hilger






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