What is …
What is the African-American Studies Program?
Our Mission Statement
The Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University is dedicated to preserving, fostering, and expanding the interdisciplinary study of Black people and all those of African descent. Building on a tradition of academic excellence and social responsibility, we provide critical service to the intellectual community, the larger society, and the world.
It is the vision of the Department of African-American Studies that each student touched by us, each faculty who teaches, each worker supporting our goals, each community person we engage with, and the wider GSU community will witness and benefit from our work to promote academic excellence and social responsibility grounded in the cultural heritage of Africana peoples.