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African-American Studies

“If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world and it stands in danger of being exterminated.”

- Dr. Carter G. Woodson, African-American Historian, scholar, griot (1933)

Welcome to Armstrong's African American Studies Program!

For half a decade, Armstrong's College of Liberal Arts has offered a unique blend of academically challenging and stimulating interdisciplinary undergraduate courses to increase student awareness and appreciation for what the iconic scholar, William Edward Burghardt DuBois, labeled as the historically significant role the African Diaspora played in “shaping the character of American life.”

As our college’s African-American Studies program director, it is my sincere hope that undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, backgrounds, creeds and ethnicities will take several or all of the African-American Studies' minor courses and embark upon a rewarding pursuit of learning while empirically mastering a culturally diverse interdisciplinary discourse.

For more information about Armstrong's African-American Studies program courses, as well as news and updates related to faculty and student research, please take a moment to read through our website.

Dr. Michael Benjamin


Read More Armstrong Professor Named to University System of Georgia College 2025 Initiative Working Group

(August 18, 2017) – University System of Georgia Chancellor Steve Wrigley recently named Armstrong State University Associate Professor of Communications and African-American Studies Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas, Ph.D., to the College 2025 Initiative working group. The group aims to produce more college graduates from Georgia’s public colleges and universities by 2025.

Read More Armstrong Professor Selected as National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar

(May 12, 2016) – Armstrong Professor Dr. Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar to participate in a residency centered on veteran discourse hosted at Virginia Tech. 

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