Celebrating Black History Month

See our Calendar of Events for February!

Our Mission

African American & African Diaspora Studies (AADS) advances the university’s commitment to diverse perspectives and inclusive learning environments through course offerings, programming, and community engagement. We foster interdisciplinary study for students by examining how people of African descent have shaped our world. As a program located in a city with a history of Black sociopolitical movements, we provide a forum to engage the complexities of Black life across African diasporas.


Upcoming Events

Recent News

“Dusk to Dawn: Black Labor, the Law, and the Struggle for Justice in NC” High Point Reparations Commission

The City of High Point published the One High Point Commission on Reparations and Reconciliation report, featuring “Dusk to Dawn: […]

Posted on August 30, 2023

AADS short documentary film receives laurel at African Film Festival

AADS minor Maya Darby and fellow film-maker and UNCG alumn Duncan Lauer recently received a laurel for their documentary “Naming […]

Posted on August 20, 2023

AADS Students and Faculty Travel to East Africa

Led by AADS faculty members — the sociologist Dr. Hewan Girma and ethnomusicologist Dr. David Aarons — a group of […]

Posted on July 2, 2023

“Race, Culture, & the Law” kicks off Black History Month!

Dr. Andrea Hunter and Mr. Jerry Blakemore joined Dean Omar Ali in a conversation on “Race, Culture, and the Law” […]

Posted on February 1, 2023