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Where Are They Now?: Imani Lewis 13C

After graduation, African American Studies major Imani Lewis moved to Montgomery, Alabama, to work as a justice fellow at the Equal Justice Initiative. She left that fellowship after one year and returned to Emory for a two-year fellowship in the Business Practice Improvement (BPI) University Strategic Consulting Office, where she completed a practicum as manager of … Continue reading Where Are They Now?: Imani Lewis 13C

AAS Grad Still Fighting For Social Justice

By Nathan McCall Typically, when newly minted college graduates toss their caps in the air, most of them head home to chill for the summer. Some even take off for as much as a year of so to travel. Not Jovonna Jones. After graduating from Emory in May, Jones, an African American Studies major, returned … Continue reading AAS Grad Still Fighting For Social Justice

Former Debater Makes the Case for AAS

Marcus Jerkins 06C is no stranger to obstacles and challenging times, having been born to parents who struggled to raise him. But at the age of nine, the path of his life changed drastically when he was sent to live with his grandmother. It was there, in southwest Atlanta—Adamsville—that she introduced him to the black … Continue reading Former Debater Makes the Case for AAS

Postgraduate Journeys

Casidy Campbell, 16C “African American Studies was a formative experience for me at Emory. It was an enjoyable but also most rigorous major. I developed great relationships with most—if not all—of my professors. The classes I took armed me with the necessary knowledge to combat oppression, but the major was also a haven for me. … Continue reading Postgraduate Journeys

Former African American Studies Major, Now a Prosecutor

By Nathan McCall Over the years, Jamar R. Brown had felt a trace of a calling to practice law. As much as anything else, his time as an African American Studies (AAS) major at Emory helped him take the critical steps toward heeding that call. A 2006 Emory grad, Brown now works as a prosecutor … Continue reading Former African American Studies Major, Now a Prosecutor

Graduating AAS Majors and Minors

Every year the Department boasts a stellar class of graduating Majors and Minors. This year we are proud to introduce just a few of our outstanding students who have achieved the Department’s mission for the Spirit of Academic Excellence and Social Responsibility. Gebereal Baitey – Gebereal Baitey originally hails from Morristown, New Jersey. He is a … Continue reading Graduating AAS Majors and Minors

Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table – A Celebration of African American History

For years, the Department of African American Studies has been dedicated to producing and disseminating knowledge about the histories, cultures, and political movements of black communities across the United States and the wider African diaspora. Through the evolving knowledge of our faculty’s research and teaching, many students who have taken our courses have been introduced to prominent individuals in African … Continue reading Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table – A Celebration of African American History

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