Skip to content

The Northeastern Africana Studies Program has a rich history of intellectual engagement, student activism, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Play the short video above to see a timeline of the program’s history.

All images are were obtained from the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute and the Northeastern Digital Repository. Special thank-you to Simonne Ronk for providing the images and captions, as well as student and co-op Savita Maharaj for compiling this information.

Play the video above for a brief overview of some courses the program offers and recent events hosted by Africana Studies.

Thank you to student and co-op Maya Baumann for compiling these images and text.

Africana Studies is a truly interdisciplinary and global program. Students engage the field’s interdisciplinary nature through coursework in various units across Northeastern’s campus or by combining Africana Studies with another subject. Students in the program can choose to focus their studies across the global African Diaspora, including within the United States, the Caribbean, and/or Europe. Graduates with Africana Studies degrees have become doctors, lawyers, entertainers, politicians, public health professionals, diplomats, professors, astronauts, journalists, engineers, artists, poets, executives, entrepreneurs, and more.