Department of African American & African Studies Merritt College “Where African Centered Scholarship and Community Activism Unite”. African American & African Studies. In 1968 San Francisco State University established the nation’s first Ethnic Studies department.
In 1968 San Francisco State University established the nation’s first Ethnic Studies department.
But…in 1964 and 1967 respectively Merritt College offered the first Black Studies courses and, the first Department of Black Studies in the nation was created. Merritt College is HOME OF THE BLACK STUDIES MOVEMENT!
Yet, as we approach our fourth decade of educating students with an African Centered orientation, many still ask us....
What exactly can a person do with an African American & African Studies major?
Robert Fikes, Jr., librarian at San Diego State University, compiled a representative list--which merely scratches the surface--of 150 accomplished professionals who have completed an undergraduate liberal arts major or double major in Black Studies.
In short, the answer to those asking what a person can do with an African American and African Studies major is simple:
Photo by: Beverly Resnick
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