Celebration by Charles Searles


African, African-American and Caribbean thinkers have played a major role in defining the critical issues of our time, just as the cultures of Africans and their descendants have transformed the cultures of the Americas and the world.  A concentration in African and Afro-American studies allows you to explore intellectual, cultural, economic, political, social and historical issues related to Africans and people of African descent.  Courses are drawn from the humanities and social sciences.  Students will develop the analytical tools to read different kinds of texts, to write persuasively and to participate knowledgeable in debates about developments across the African continent, in the Americas and globally.


Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America

Marking the 50th anniversary of the slaying of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, the American Studies Program at Brandeis University is hosting a conference on the theme “Blacks, Jews, and Social Justice in America.”

Featuring Keynote Speaker Congressman John Lewis (D-GA),
Monday, June 10th – Wednesday, June 12th, 2014
Click the photo below for registration, schedules, and further information

American Studies Conference 2014 Brandeis University

 Photo: "Celebration" by Charles Searles, 1975