African American Studies at Wake Forest University is grounded in a robust vision of a liberal arts education and offers students significant learning opportunities that expand the boundaries of human knowledge and understanding.
African American Studies is central to the University mission “to educate the whole person, graduating students who seek purpose-filled lives while building a community dedicated to serving humanity in the spirit of our motto, Pro Humanitate.”
African American Studies leverages the University’s distinctive intellectual culture in educating a new generation of scholars and citizens committed to serving humanity. Indeed, in its intellectual vision and ethical commitment, African American Studies is Pro Humanitate!
Corey D. B. Walker, Ph.D.
Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities
Director, The Program in African American Studies