Africana Studies at Davidson

The Africana Studies department is indebted to the movement of the "Black Studies" 1960s and 1970s and continues its legacy in many ways while also striking out in new directions that reflect the realities of the 21st century and the evolution of the field over the last 40 years along with a greater awareness of globalization.

Our curriculum reflects the great ethnic, racial, and religious diversity within the category of "blackness," and explores the artistic, historical, literary, and theoretical expressions of the various African and African Diaspora cultures.

Davidson in Ghana Group Photo

Participants in the Davidson Summer Program at the University of Cape Coast are immersed in modern and traditional Ghanaian life.

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Davidson students embrace education abroad in all forms – to conduct research, perform service, or complete an internship.

Western Senegal

The college emphasizes understanding the world at large and prepares students for the challenges of leadership through study abroad opportunities.

Davidson in Ghana

Students have the opportunity to choose from several Davidson sponsored programs and from over 100 academic programs that are operated by partner providers around the world.

Education Abroad

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Africana Studies

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Davidson College - Africana Studies
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
Davidson, NC 28035