• Prof. Scott Hancock delivers keynote address

    Prof. Scott Hancock delivers keynote address at the Midyear Graduates Recognition Ceremony. Read more.

  • Gondwe Lecture

    Opal Tometi delivers the 10th Annual Derrick K. Gondwe Memorial Lecture.

  • Spring Honors Day

    Rashida Aluko-Roberts '15 accepts the Ann Julia Cooper/W.E.B. DuBois/Cheik Anta-Diop Award for Academic Excellence in Africana Studies on Spring Honors Day.

  • Commencement

    Africana Studies minor Georgia Ferguson '15 walks up the Penn Hall steps during Commencement 2015.

  • Spring Honors Day

    AFS major Rashida Aluko-Roberts '15 carries the academic program banner for AFS on Commencement Weekend.

  • Social activism lecture

    Andrew El Kadi presents on #blacklivesmatter and other social media activism.

  • AFS Emerging Scholars Lecture

    2nd Biennial AFS Emerging Scholars Lecture 2014

  • 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.

  • 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
  • Lauren Roedner curates exhibit in Special Collections

    Lauren Roedner '13 curates exhibit in Special Collections

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

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.

60 Seconds with Prof. Thomas Jurney

Prof. Thomas Jurney discusses the Africana Studies department.

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