Mbongi: Creating Space and Viralizing Consciousness

February 20, 2019
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Black people in the U.S. have always advocated for educational equity. One product of that advocacy is Africana studies, also known as Black studies, African American studies, and Pan- African studies.

America is now fifty years past the birth of Africana studies as an academic discipline in institutions of higher education. This paper examines the discipline’s impact on the educational experiences of Black students (students of African descent and students who self-identify as African, African American, or Black) in institutions of higher education.