History

The Department of Black Studies Was Established After the Longest Student Strike in US History on a College Campus

Image of grade school girls holding hands from the nineteen sixties.

Current Students, Alumni and Faculty in Black Studies Sankofa: Look Back to Look Forward

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children's hands holding sign that says "Black studies saved my life"

Professor Emeritus Oba Tshaka's Article

The Department of Africana Studies at San Francisco State University has a long and storied history. The Department has chronicled this history in a series of PDF documents that provide a unique historical account of the events that pushed the department into existence. Furthermore, the transition of the department from Black Studies to Africana Studies is contextualized as well. The following information from the Journal of Pan-African Studies derrives from material written by Dr. Oba T'Shaka.

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journal article on history of black studies by oba tshaka