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

2017 Honors Convocation

Students from the Africana Studies program were recognized for academic excellence at the annual HSS Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 9th, 2017. Congratulations to Autumn Johnson, Shadae Mallory, Calesia Monroe and Taylor Vaughn! View the full list of honorees here and check out more photos on the HSS Facebook page.

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.

2016 Honors Convocation

africana studies honors

2016 Honors Convocation

The Africana Studies program recognized outstanding students at the 2016 College of Humanities & Social Sciences Honors Convocation on April 10. Congratulations to Paige Foster, Dallas Jackson, Arnesha Parr and Josiah White.


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