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A broad preparation

Undergraduate Program

The Africana studies undergraduate major and minor prepare students for a broad range of academic and professional careers in both the public and private sectors. Africana studies has a history of shaping students' intellectual discipline, creativity, and social and political awareness.  

The undergraduate program

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An unique perspective

Graduate Program

An interdisciplinary global study of race and Blackness makes Africana studies at Cornell a significant resource for graduate students who want to engage in the interdisciplinary study of Black people in Africa, the African diaspora and around the globe.

The graduate program

Upcoming Africana Events

Aug 28
Wednesday 11:00 AM

International Fair

Uris Hall Terrace
Sep 04
Wednesday 04:30 PM

Africana Studies 2024 Welcome Back Party

310 Triphammer Road, Ithaca NY
May 23
Friday 12:00 AM
May 24
Saturday 12:00 AM
May 25
Sunday 12:00 AM

A unique resource

The Africana Studies & Research Center

The Africana Studies & Research Center extends the teaching and learning opportunities that we provide in both our undergraduate and graduate classrooms well beyond to service learning projects and community initiatives, from local to transnational contexts.

The Center

Underground Railroad Hub

Exploration on the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad Hub

The projects featured here provide information about documented underground railroad activities in our region, tell us about the small Black communities that settled here to escape slavery after New York state outlawed it in 1827, and inform us about those ordinary people who braved assisting freedom seekers at great personal risk to themselves and their families.

The Hub