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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.

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Alumni Spotlight: Tangier Barnes Wright, Africana Studies '05

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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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.

George at a Colorado settlement called Dearfield, a 1910 African American community.

Maybe You're One of Us

Here, you're an individual with your own unique mix of interests — and our differences are what we have in common.

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Learn about George Junne and meet more UNC Bears.

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