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Africa Past and Present 

Africana Studies explores, researches, interprets and disseminates theoretical, historical, literary and artistic developments on the African continent and in the African Diaspora, past and present.

With an interdisciplinary approach, students use critical thinking skills to explore, apply and disseminate both established and fresh scholarship in pursuit of academic excellence and social responsibility.

News and Announcements

Africana Studies Students Recognized

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Africana Studies Program recognized outstanding undergraduates on April 8, 2018.

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afs honorees 

Bear in Mind: African American History of Colorado

From Buffalo soldiers to Ku Klux Klan members, Dr. George Junne discusses the role of African Americans in Colorado’s rich history.

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Alumni Spotlight: Tangier Barnes Wright, Africana Studies '05

Faculty Media Contributions

Dr. George Junne recently contributed to a Wild West Magazine article about Dearfield, Colo. He also was featured in a documentary about Clara Brown - also known as the Angel of the Rockies - an ex-slave who made her fortune in Colorado and used it to help others.

A Long Tradition

The University of Northern Colorado is one of the few universities across the country to offer both a major and a minor in Africana Studies. UNC’s Africana Studies program was developed in 1969 and is one of the oldest in the United States.

Marcus Garvey Cultural Center Art Collection

Housed in the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center you'll find African artwork ranging from masks and sculptures to mixed-media and paintings. Preview the collection here, then stop in and see it in person. 

Visit the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center