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Africana Studies

Hello and welcome to the Africana Studies library guide!

You will find an assortment of information to help you with your research.  If you have any suggestions or comments, please feel free to  email me.  I am available for individual research consultations for students and faculty and instruction for all levels of Africana Studies courses; please contact me to set an appointment.  




Africana Studies @ Wayne State University

Africana Studies is the systematic study of the historical, cultural, intellectual and social development of people of African descent, the societies of which they are a part, and their contribution to world civilization. Africana Studies graduates in metro Detroit will be better prepared to deal with the complexity and diversity of the city's political and demographic realities.



Black History Month

Visit the Subject of the Month book display in the Purdy Kresge Library to find Juvenile Biography materials related to this year's theme: A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. An online guide in support of the theme is available at:

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African Americans in Civil War Medicine

This exhibit looks at the men and women who served as surgeons and nurses during the American Civil War and how their service as medical providers challenged the prescribed notions of race and gender pushing the boundaries of the role of African Americans in America. View more information here: Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: Civil War Medicine and African Americans.


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