Africana Studies

Upcoming Event:

Come participate in our inaugural Veterans Day program and help us honor African American veterans in the city of Albuquerque:

  • Presentation of Colors by the Buffalo Soldiers Society of New Mexico
  • Viewing: Men of Bronze (short version)
  • Presentation & Awards Ceremony by Dr. Robert Jefferson, Director of Africana Studies, UNM and Author of Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry Division in WWII and Postwar America

2014 Veteran's DayWhen: Saturday November 8, 2014
Where: New Mexico Veterans Memorial, 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, please contact :
Dr. Charles E. Becknell, Jr.

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Home of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UNM

Liberation • Self-Determination • Service


We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For
                                                     ~ Alice Walker

The Africana Studies Program at UNM uses an interdisciplinary approach to uncover and examine the historical, political and cultural experiences of peoples of Africa and of African descent in the American Southwest, and across the globe! We are committed to encouraging students of all races and ethnicities to think critically about the function of race within individuals, institutions and societies and simultaneously facilitate heightened awareness of issues surrounding social justice and community/service.