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"Pan African Studies explores an understanding of the cultural, intellectual, and historical experiences of African American or African peoples, knowledge of social and economic development issues, and a broad understanding of cross-cultural and diversity issues." Dr. Rhondda Thomas, affiliated faculty


Pan African Studies 2020: Weighing In On Injustice

In memoriam, we say their names.

The  Pan African Studies Program at Clemson University stands in solidarity with those who are working to raise voices and concern over the indices of systemic racism and inequality plaguing our nation.  The killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, among countless others, exemplifies so many of the underlying problems in our criminal justice system today. It also illustrates much bigger and lingering issues of systemic and institutionalized racism that has marginalized Black and diasporic experiences for centuries into the present day.  We are committed to providing a curriculum and historiography of Africans and African Americans-based pedagogy that enlightens minds and reveals truths about the Black experience in the Americas. Recent events bring to the fore the need for Black studies programs and the reflection and analysis they bring to these important cultural and political issues. We express our sincere condolences to all those who have suffered and died unjustly in this struggle for equality and civic justice.  

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