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Kwanzaa December 2017

African American Studies Program

New course for Fall 2023: Communities of Struggle

Communities of Struggle flyer

Kwanzaa Celebration 2022

Kwanzaa 2022

The African American Studies Program's 2022 Kwanzaa celebration was held on Thursday, December 1; see the Photos page for more pictures.

AFAM Professor to be Featured Poet at 2022 SKYCTC African American Read-In

SKYCTC-7th annual African American Read-In

African American Studies faculty member Dr. Cheryl Hopson will be the featured poet at Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College's 7th Annual African American Read-in, which will be held on Monday, Feb. 28 at 12:20 pm, on the main campus (1845 Loop Drive, Bowling Green, KY) in Building L in front of the social staircase. It will also be live-streamed; for more information, see the SKYCTC event announcement.

The African American Studies Program (AFAM) is housed in the Department of History.

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.

african dance photo careers in AFAM


AFAM minors Kijana BeauChamp and Ashley Hilger







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