• 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

Georgia Ferguson ’15

Major: Anthropology, Africana Studies (Minor)

“Gettysburg impacted my career because it allowed me to be well rounded. I never thought I would end up in the financial industry, but learning about different cultures, people, and how to adapt to different situations is what helped me get the job I am in today!”

Georgia came to Gettysburg because of the atmosphere and the sense of community. As soon as she stepped foot on campus she knew that this is where she belonged. She majored in anthropology and minored in Africana Studies. Currently she is a Retirement Sales Associate at Empower Retirement in Boston, as well as a Marketing Intern at dLife in Connecticut. Her advice to students: take every single opportunity that is presented to you. Study abroad, join clubs and organizations, talk to everyone; connections will impact your career and send you down new paths.

Faculty Author Video Series

Prof. Jennifer Bloomquist discusses her linguistics research.

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