AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES
The Minor in African American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to exploring facets of Black culture within the United States. This program is designed to be of interest to students who want to explore the many contributions of African Americans to the political, historical, social, and artistic fabric of the United States.
Houston, Platt named Women of Distinction
Interim Assistant to the President for Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Doris Houston, and Director of the Multicultural Center, Dr. Christa Platt, have been named YWCA Women of Distinction for 2020.
AAS Fall Lectures feature Craig, Braswell
Dr. Miltonette Craig’s talk is scheduled at 1 p.m. Friday, November 6, and Dr. Gregory Braswell’s talk is at 2 p.m. Friday, November 13. Both Craig and Braswell are recipients of the African American Studies research grants.
Tamika Mallory to headline CRCC 2020
The Culturally Responsive Campus Community conference, which aims to enlighten, educate, and ignite conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion, will be October 29-30 via Zoom.
African American Studies awards announced
Illinois State University’s African American Studies program announced its inaugural award winners at a ceremony during Spring 2019.
Bell gives African American Studies Lecture
Black students’ and parents’ perceptions of school discipline was the subject of the 2019 African American Studies Fall Lecture at Illinois State University.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Cultural Dinner
Nationally prominent political strategist and commentator Dr. Angela Rye speaking at Illinois State University, on the annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
African American Studies is part of the Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS). Illinois State University offers major and minor programs that allow students to synthesize knowledge that spans two or more academic disciplines. To find more about African American Studies, please contact us.
Location: Williams Hall 328
Phone Number: (309) 438-8298