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University of Massachusetts Department of Africana Studies

Africana Studies Department

The Africana Studies Department is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field of inquiry which is focused upon the social and cultural histories, politics, literatures, economics, environment, and psychology of African Diasporas' people in the Americas, Africa, and the Caribbean. Its broad educational goal is to document and disseminate a specialized body of knowledge about the Pan-African experience with a special emphasis on human equality in American society.


Why UMass Boston?

A group of UMass Boston-based Upward Bound students traveled to Guatemala to build a school out of recycled materials.

Upward Bound

UMass Boston program for college-bound youth already making a difference on a global scale

UMass Boston Upward Bound students are going back to Guatemala to build a school out of trash.

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