Through the Eyes of Africa-Photos by Steve Wood
Come take a look at
the new Africana Studies
Art Exhibit located at:
Lippitt Hall first floor
Announcing The Marlen S. Bodden Annual Lecture Series In Africana Studies
Attorney and Author of Critically Acclaimed The Wedding Gift.
Inagural speaker for the Marlen Bodden lecture
Dr. Charles Ogletree, Harvard Law School
This year the Africana Studies Program received a major gift from civil rights
attorney and author, Ms. Marlen S. Bodden. The Wedding Gift, Bodden's first major
novel has received widely celebrated critical accalim.
Based on actual court cases from the 1800's, the historical fiction depicts
the unsettling narrative of women's lives during the American slave era.
The Marlen S. Bodden Annual Lecture Series in Africana Studies was a part of the
2013 Black History Month Observance with Dr. Charles Ogletree,Harvard Law School
as the inaugural speaker for the Lecture Series.
The Africana Studies Program is a vibrant, unique part of the URI community. Providing an important area of study of African and African American social, political and historical development, AAF contributes to the rich diversity of our campus. Many people from various African nations call New England (Including Rhode Island!) home. Nigeria ,Kenya, Liberia, Ghana and many other African nations are part of our community. Africana Studies is as relevant today as ever.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
Interdisciplinary programs in African & African American Studies prepare students for professional careers in education, business, civil service, communications, industrial relations, international development, urban planning and public service. The major seeks to prepare graduates for both public and private sector careers by stressing the development of analytical skills in the learning process. The program also provides an excellent foundation for anyone who wishes to pursue graduate study leading to an M. A. or Ph.D., or professional training such as law or urban planning.