Challenges Facing Black Studies Departments

Black Studies is my first and most significant scholarly/activist love. From childhood when my dad told me stories of ancient African ingenuity, rebellious enslaved Africans and courageous African-American freedom fighters to my college protests to protect and advance the Black Studies Department at Syracuse University, to my scholarly studies of the discipline and community organizing, I’ve been fascinated with researching, understanding, analyzing, teaching and advancing Black people and our collective experience in America and throughout the Diaspora. Black Studies Departments emerged via the Black Power Movement) in the mid 1960s, first at San Francisco State University, then spreading across white … Continue reading Challenges Facing Black Studies Departments