Harold Cruse typewriter. Harold Cruse, author of Crisis of the Negro Intellectual, was a former director of the Center of Afroamerican and African Studies now the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Harold Cruse Typewriter
Harold Cruse, author of "Crisis of the Negro Intellectual" was a former director of the Center for Afroamerican and African Studies now the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies.

Malcolm and Martin Luther King Jr., by Inge Hardison. Donated by James L. Curtis.

Malcolm and Martin
Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., by Inge Hardison. Donated by Dr. James L. Curtis.

Assorted drums donated to DAAS over the last 40 years by faculty members and visiting guests.

Drums
Assorted drums donated to DAAS over the last 40 years by faculty members and visiting guests.

The Book of Genesis print series by Jacob Lawrence. Donated by Dr. James L. Curtis.

Jacob Lawrence Prints
The Book of Genesis print series by Jacob Lawrence. Donated by Dr. James L. Curtis.

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Graduation sashes

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Established in 1970, the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) is an interdisciplinary program of research, instruction, and community outreach. Our intellectual mission is to participate in and reflect on emerging directions in the study and representation of the diverse cultures, experiences and societies of Africans and peoples of African descent across the African continent and diaspora. To learn more about our wonderful community of scholars and students as well as our many innovative programs, please browse our website. Note the link to our current newsletter to your right.

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