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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

Dearfield ghost town image.

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. 

Students Recognized at 2022 Honors Convocation

Africana Studies students George Blankley IV, Martha Kibozi, Ashley Register, and Dorian Wilkerson were recognized on April 14th for excellence in their program. Congratulations! View the event program. See all the event photos.v

Africana Studies students Ja'Nae Lawler (pictured) and Imani Mozee were recognized on April 10th for excellence in their program. Congratulations! View the event program. See all the event photos.

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.

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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. 

Visit the Marcus Garvey Cultural Center