• AFS 246 class

    Prof. Hakim Williams and his AFS 246 class travel to Trinidad to study Human Rights Policy and its practice in the Caribbean.

  • Christina Jackson

    Christina Jackson was awarded a PhD in sociology on June 15, 2014 from University of California Santa Barbara. Her dissertation was entitled: "Black San Francisco: The Politics of Race and Space in the City."

  • 2013 CPC Conference attendees with Angela Davis

    Dr. Angela Davis, with 2013 CPC Conference attendees, after her keynote speech

  • Prof. Hakim Williams

    Prof. Hakim Williams Wins the Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Endowed Teaching Award

  • 2013 CPC keynote speaker Angela Davis
  • 2013 CPC keynote speaker Angela Davis

    Dr. Angela Davis with students during the 2013 CPC Conference

  • 8th Gondwe Lecture

    Jonathan Ostar speaks at the 8th Annual Gondwe Lecture

  • Lauren Roedner curates exhibit in Special Collections

    Lauren Roedner '13 curates exhibit in Special Collections

  • Emerging Scholars discuss undergraduate research with Gettysburg College students

Africana Studies Programs

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

Jaclynn CrossJaclynn Cross '10
Majors: Africana Studies, English

Jaclynn Cross double majored in English and Africana Studies. She was a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society, Gettysburg Gospel Choir, the B.O.M.B. Squad, the Senior Class Gift Committee and the Black Student Union.  She hopes to either continue her education and obtain a Communications MBA or gain experience in the public relations field in order to become a publicist.


60 Seconds with Prof. Hakim Williams

Prof. Hakim Williams discusses the Africana Studies department.


AFS Border