Black Studies Program

Message from the director

Message from the director:

ThomasBynumAs we start a new year in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic that has greatly altered our lives, I  am confident that we will get through this together. The Black Studies Program’s faculty and staff are here to assist you with your academic needs and concerns. Although we are working remotely, our commitment to your academic development is steadfast.

This spring semester the Black Studies Program welcomes five new majors: Sydney Blunt, Keeya Coley, Quinica Garrett, Braxtyn McKinney, and Ribbon Speights. We are excited and thrilled that you chose Black Studies as your major!

Additionally, we congratulate our recent Black Studies graduates and wish them success with their future endeavors. With social justice as one of the academic lens of the Black Studies Program, we encourage you to be agents of change within your own community, as we strive to make America a more inclusive society.

Please visit our website to see upcoming events for this spring semester. Have a great semester!

Thomas L. Bynum, Ph.D.
Director of Black Studies Program
Associate Professor of History

“We must become the change we want to see.”
–Mahatma Gandhi