What is Africana Studies?

The primary mission of the Africana Studies Institute (formerly the Institute for African American Studies) is to enlighten and inform the University of Connecticut community and the people of the State of Connecticut, nation and the world about the history, culture, contributions and experiences of people of African descent in the United States and abroad. To achieve this goal, the ASI promotes high quality research, scholarship and teaching of the African American experience and sponsors a wide variety of programs on topics and issues that are critical  to Black America and pertinent to a better understanding of the Black World.

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