African-American Studies at the University of Montana prepares students to speak, write, and think critically about social, cultural, and political dynamics within the African-American community. Students who take the minor are equipped for any job that demands a keen awareness of this country's racial fracture lines. Through excellent teaching and creative scholarship, faculty guide students to a deep understanding of the contributions, movements, and identities among African Americans in the U.S. and the world.
Professor Tobin Miller Shearer’s class, “Prayer and Civil Rights,” presents research Professor Shearer was able to conduct while participating in a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in Jackson, Mississippi this summer.
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The newly named course "AAS/HSTA 141H - Black: Africa to Hip-Hop and Beyond, An introduction" (formerly Introduction to African-American Studies) now fulfills both the H (Historical and Cultural) and the X (Indigenous and Global) general education designations. Students can fulfill both requirements by taking this one course. Sign up now for Fall 2014.
Johnny Barber and Megan Jones are the co-winners of the 2014 Ulysses S. Doss African-American Studies Scholarship.read more »
African-American Studies Program
Tobin Miller Shearer, Director
Phone: (406) 243-6225
32 Campus Drive | Missoula, MT 59812