African-American/Africana Studies (AAAS) students are curious, innovative thinkers. They strive to learn how the lives, voices and perspectives of black people have shaped the world and have been shaped by it. Historical periods, contemporary movements, community values, cultural expression, geopolitical issues— these and other subjects unfold through courses in this interdisciplinary program.
Coursework has motivated Ursinus students and recent graduates to study in Africa or to pursue careers in urban education and youth mentorship. Some AAAS students have worked with faculty to conduct and write important research.
Personal Alumni Reflections on the Civil Rights Movement
As a part of MLK Week 2021, young alumni of color were asked to share brief reflections on how the Civil Rights Movement impacted their lives. Each respondent shared personal stories, discussed aspects of their experience at Ursinus and reflected on their African American and Africana Studies coursework.
Rosie Davis-Aubrey ’15
Jada Grice ’ 19
Courtney Williams ’14
Education is that whole system of human training within and without the school house walls, which molds and develops men.
~W. E. B. Du Bois