• Dr. John Carlos lecture

    Dr. John Carlos delivers Nov. 14 lecture, "50 Years After the 1968 Olympics: Athletic Activism and Beyond"

  • Commencement 2018

    Africana Studies major and Banner Carrier Alexa Laboy '18 with Profs. Scott Hancock and Hakim Williams

  • Gondwe2018

    Edward Baptist delivers 12th annual Gondwe lecture: "White Predators: Hunting African Americans For Profit, From the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act to Lee’s 1863 Invasion of Pennsylvania.”

  • Williams Social Change

    Dr. Williams takes his education for social change class to DC where they visited the capital city pcs to see a social justice curriculum in action

  • Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

    Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

  • Celebrating 30 years

    Celebrating 30 years of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. Read More.

Celebrating 30 Years: 1986 – 2016

Africana Studies Program

Africana Studies combines a traditional liberal arts perspective with interdisciplinary skills of investigation, analysis, and communication for students of all backgrounds.

Africana Studies offers both a major and a minor.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Alumni Spotlight

Lauren H. Roedner ’13Laura Roedner

Lauren Roedner double majored in History and Africana Studies and minored in Civil War Era Studies. Upon graduation in May 2013, she accepted a position at Musselman Library at Gettysburg College focusing on the college’s open access institutional repository, The Cupola. She also managed the archival collection at the Adams County Historical Society in Gettysburg. Recently, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work in the Office of Cultural Heritage as a Museum Curator, for the State Department.

90 Seconds with Prof. Paul Austerlitz

Prof. Paul Austerlitz discusses his research and courses he teaches in the Africana Studies department.

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