African American Studies @ WFU
African American Studies at Wake Forest University is a signature academic program that:
- Leverages the University’s distinctive commitment “to the pursuit of excellence in the liberal arts” while educating a new generation of scholars and citizens committed to serving humanity
- Employs a broad humanistic framework in providing a novel intellectual space for students and scholars to develop new knowledge in their attempt “to ask and answer the fundamental questions of human existence”
- Distinguishes its approach to the discipline by its unique focus on the cultures, knowledges, and expressions of African descended people in the southern United States and their global reverberations.
“I speak to the black experience, but I am always talking about the human condition – about what we can endure, dream, fail at, and still survive.”
– Maya Angelou
Learn more about our signature African American Studies program and see what’s being offered this fall.
June 10, 2021
The Program in African American Studies and the Wake Forest University School of Divinity will welcome Dr. Melanie L. Harris as a new... Read More »
January 26, 2021
As Wake Forest prepares to launch its African American Studies Program this fall, an anonymous donor has made a $1 million gift to... Read More »