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black studies:

see ethnic studiesethnic studies,
in American education, programs offering courses in the history and culture of minority groups. Ethnic studies arose as a result of the black protest movement of the 1960s, which, among other things, deplored the lack of cultural relevance for African Americans
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Nathaniel Norment, a professor of English at Morehouse College and the former chair of African American studies at Temple, said that the disciplines of African American studies and Africana studies have established and recognized methods and theories that guarantee the training of doctoral students.
Hence, the first wave of intellectual developments in Black Studies and African American Studies from the 1960s onwards challenged the neglect and exclusion of critical analyses of Atlantic enslavement, western colonialism and American racism; and facilitated research in the expressive traditions of Black cultural and political movements and the racial dynamics of contemporary social life and public policy; an extremely important period of nation-centered and historiographic scholarship, opening up new fields of sustained inquiry, and underwriting the longevity and vitality of the African American intellectual tradition.
1968 and the Beginning of African American Studies Programs and Departments
Therefore, interpretations on the results of this study are limited to the small sample of dissertations, limited years, as African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University is fairly young, founded in 1990.
Presses at other universities have had their transitions, too, but are renewing commitments to African American studies.
student in Temple University's Department of African American Studies, contributes a paper that was originally presented at the 19th AYA Graduate Student Conference at Temple University and the 33rd Annual National Council for Black Studies Conference, entitled "A Blueprint for Africana Studies: An Overview of African/African American/African Caribbean Studies".
Zulu (Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Pan African Studies) interviewed Molefi Kete Asante (Professor of African American Studies at Temple University) posing important questions on Asante's most recent developments in Africological research.
At least half the contributors and the volume's editor, Mae Henderson, are expressly concerned with exploring the porous boundaries between African American studies and cultural studies.
The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple alumni have entered careers in primary and secondary education and administration, social work and administration, research design, law enforcement, city government, and have also worked with museums and other cultural and artistic institutions.
Through the interviews, the project explores the creation of Berkeleys African American Studies department, how the school's culture changed over the years and how the civil rights movement and other social movements played out on campus.
Containing over 30 contributions from academics, this volume explores a variety of themes in African American studies and outlines creative ways for intellectuals to make a difference in policy debates affecting black communities.

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