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The Africana Studies Program

East Tennessee State University

The Africana Studies Program

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Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary program, encompassing the study of the history of Africa and the African Diaspora. Its professors are involved in disciplines that include art, criminal justice, geography, history, literature, music, political science, and sociology.

Africana Studies embraces the research, interpretation, and dissemination of knowledge related to African civilizations and peoples of African heritage.

Using the tools of the social sciences and humanities, the program examines the social, political, economic, and cultural issues of Africa and the African Diaspora, past and present.

Components of the Program:

  • Study Tours
  • Internships
  • Lecture Series
  • Concerts, Plays, and other cultural activities
  • Minor in Africana Studies
  • Newsletters

MISSION STATEMENT

The Africana Studies Program at ETSU is committed to promoting scholarship, public service, and intellectual growth.

The program is dedicated to providing undergraduate and graduate courses in the social sciences and humanities. Also, part of its mission is to prepare students for careers in a variety of fields, such as education, law, journalism, administrative work, business, social work, museums, and politics.


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The Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute and the Mississippi Department of Archives and History (MDAH) are delighted to announce the 2020 Medgar and Myrlie Evers Research Scholars Program, designed to encourage and support research using the wealth of primary resources documenting the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi and the nation at the archives in Jackson.
 
This comprehensive scholarship of $4,000 will be awarded to an upper-level graduate student or early-career faculty member for research conducted at the Archives in summer 2020. The stipend may be used to cover travel, housing, and other expenses incurred while in Jackson.
 

Please visit the link below  for an application and additional information. The deadline to receive applications is Friday, March 27, 2020, 5 p.m. CST.

http://www.mdah.ms.gov/new/news/nominations-open-for-2020-evers-scholarship/


 Thanks for your interest and assistance. Please excuse any cross-posting. If you have any questions, email Laura Anne Heller lheller@mdah.ms.gov.  
 
Sincerely,
 
David M. Pilcher
Director, Archives and Records Services
Mississippi Department of Archives and History

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African Art on Display

Beautiful authentic African art has been donated to the Africana Studies Program. The art can be viewed on Wednesdays, 11 A.M - 2:00 P.M. and Fridays, from 11:00 A.M.- 2:00 P.M. The Africana Studies Art Museum is located at ETSU in the Campus Central Building, room 213. 

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 Rev. Vincent Dial

Musical Performance and Discussion of the African Drum Back to Events

Thursday, February 20, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (ET)

Refreshments provided 

The uses of the drum in African culture: Its impact on the political, economic, cultural, and social development of Africa. A history of various uses of the drum in America by Africans who entered the United States during and after the Colonial Era will be presented by Rev. Vincent Dial. Dial, an ETSU alumnus, was a teacher and administrator in the Johnson City School System before becoming pastor of Bethel Christian Church in Jonesborough.

Musician and minister Rev. Vincent Dial will combine musical performance and lecture in this Black History Month event sponsored by Africana Studies on Thursday, Feb. 20, from 12:30-2 p.m. in Rogers-Stout Hall, room 101. Dial will discuss the impact of the drum on the political, economic, cultural and social development of Africa, as well as its various uses in America by Africans who entered the United States during and after the Colonial Era.

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Dorothy Drinkard-Hawkshawe
423-439-6688

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Thursday, February 20, 2020
7:00 PM (ET)

Auditorium
232 Sherrod Dr
Johnson City TN 37614

The Department of Literature and Language is sponsoring a showing of the documentary "Talking Black in America" as part of Black History Month. Following the film will be a panel discussion with professors from various departments on campus.

Theresa McGarry
423-439-4339

 

 

 


 

AFAM Courses Offered for Spring 2020

Dept. Course ID Course Name Professor Room Days Time
AFAM 3989 Cooperative Education Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe Rogers-Stout Hall 104 T TR 9:45AM-11:45 a.m.
AFAM 4950 Senior Seminar Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe Rogers-Stout Hall 104 T TR 9:45AM-11:45 a.m.
HIST 2060 African American History TBA Online Course Online Course Online Course
HIST 3901 African American Since 1877 Dorthy Drinkard-Hawkshawe Rogers-Stout Hall 101 T TR 12:45pm-2:00 pm
GEOG 1012 Intro Cultural Geography David S Jennings Sam Wilson Hall 202A MW 10:25am-11:20am
GEOG 1012 Intro Cultural Geography David S Jennings Online Course Online Online
GEOG 1013 Intro World Regional Geography David S Jennings Online Course Online Online
GEOG 2010 World Regional Geography TBA Online Course Online Online
GEOG 4307 Regional Geography Charles Gunter Online Course Online Online
ENGL 2055 African American Literature TBA Online Course Online Online
MUSC 1035 History of Jazz Michael Stevens Mathes Hall 107 TR 9:45am-11:05 am
SOWK 1030 Cultural Diversity Jennifer Geiger Rogers-Stout Hall 121 TR 12:45pm-2:05 pm
SOWK 1030 Cultural Diversity Jennifer Geiger Online Course Online Online
SOCI 3110 Minorities Kittye Karol Online Course Online Online
SOCI 4252 Race, Class, & Gender in Film Martha Copp Rogers-Stout Hall 224 T 4:00pm-6:50pm

 

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