Kwanzaa December 2017
African American Studies Program
New course for Fall 2023: Communities of Struggle
Kwanzaa Celebration 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
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.
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