Africa Past and Present
Africana Studies explores, researches, interprets and disseminates theoretical, historical, literary and artistic developments on the African continent and in the African Diaspora, past and present.
With an interdisciplinary approach, students use critical thinking skills to explore, apply and disseminate both established and fresh scholarship in pursuit of academic excellence and social responsibility.
News and Announcements
Dearfield spotlight on 9NEWS
Department Chair George Junne's efforts to highlight the remarkable history of Dearfield, CO, have been featured on Colorado's 9NEWS. Find the story here.
Alumni Spotlight: Tangier Barnes Wright, Africana Studies '05
Dearfield Dream Project Documentary
Bear in Mind: African American History of Colorado
From Buffalo soldiers to Ku Klux Klan members, Dr. George Junne discusses the role of African Americans in Colorado’s rich history.
A Long Tradition
The University of Northern Colorado is one of the few universities across the country to offer both a major and a minor in Africana Studies. UNC’s Africana Studies program was developed in 1969 and is one of the oldest in the United States.
Marcus Garvey Cultural Center Art Collection
Housed in the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center you'll find African artwork ranging from masks and sculptures to mixed-media and paintings. Preview the collection here, then stop in and see it in person.