In the Department of African American Studies, you will learn to evaluate historical,
cultural, social, economic and political influences surrounding African American culture
and history in South Carolina, the South and beyond.
2023 Robert Smalls Annual Lecture featring Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom
Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom The Department of African American Studies is pleased to announce award-winning writer,
sociologist, cultural critic, professor with the Center for Information, Technology
and Public Life at UNC Chapel Hill and MacArthur Fellow, as our keynote speaker for the annual Robert Smalls Lecture on Thursday, March 23,
2023. Learn more about this event.
African American Lives, Past and Present
AFAM Studies classes will challenge your beliefs, strengthen what you already know and broaden your knowledge
of African American experiences, past and present.
The Department of African American Studies has a
strong bench of faculty who will open your horizons by teaching courses in political science, literature,
music, anthropology, and more, through a range of interdisciplinary research methods
and critical perspectives. Connect with AFAM