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
African American Studies is integral to a liberal arts education.
Learn more about our signature African American Studies program and see what’s being offered this spring.
Meet our distinguished African American Studies faculty.
“Free Joan Little and All Political Prisoners”
A public conversation featuring noted activist and retired Winston-Salem State University Professor Larry Little, Professor Emerita of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Genna Rae McNeil, and distinguished jurist Karen Bethea-Shields exploring the history, memory, and continuing legacy of the Joan Little case and the Free Joan Little movement.
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June 26, 2023 | 4:00pm
Divinity and Religious Studies Building