The Africana Studies Center

Africana Studies Center

The Africana Studies Center, the control center for the program, holds the Pat Patrick archives, serves as a meeting and lecture room for visiting scholars, and functions as the home base for the program’s work-study students who maintain the room and assist with the Africana Studies concert series. Africana Studies is located in 7 Haviland Street in the Professional Education Division building.

"I took Sociology of Black Music in American Culture and found it to be an eye-opening experience. It was incredible to be able to track the evolution of black music from America’s early years to the present. Observing how and why black music acted as a tool to help shape the social mindset around slavery, war, and politics was extremely inspiring. It is easier for me to be hopeful about the state of our world now and the uncertainty of my generation’s future after attending a class like that."

–Rhundalari Barnes, ’07