• Dr. John Carlos lecture

    Dr. John Carlos delivers Nov. 14 lecture, "50 Years After the 1968 Olympics: Athletic Activism and Beyond"

  • Commencement 2018

    Africana Studies major and Banner Carrier Alexa Laboy '18 with Profs. Scott Hancock and Hakim Williams

  • Gondwe2018

    Edward Baptist delivers 12th annual Gondwe lecture: "White Predators: Hunting African Americans For Profit, From the 1793 Fugitive Slave Act to Lee’s 1863 Invasion of Pennsylvania.”

  • Williams Social Change

    Dr. Williams takes his education for social change class to DC where they visited the capital city pcs to see a social justice curriculum in action

  • Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

    Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs and students following lecture on Grassroots Activism

  • Celebrating 30 years

    Celebrating 30 years of Africana Studies at Gettysburg College. Read More.

Celebrating 30 Years: 1986 – 2016

Africana Studies Program

Africana Studies combines a traditional liberal arts perspective with interdisciplinary skills of investigation, analysis, and communication for students of all backgrounds.

Africana Studies offers both a major and a minor.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Alumni Spotlight

Unique Patterson ’10

Major: Sociology, Africana Studies (Minor)

“Someone recommended Sociology as a major and after a few classes in both Sociology and Africana Studies, I became fascinated with the opportunities in both fields.”

Unique majored in Sociology and minored in Africana studies. She came to Gettysburg with a business major in mind, but found interest in education inequality, and turned to Sociology and Africana Studies. She is currently an Admission Counselor at Lebanon Valley College. Prior to this, she was a College Advisor at Chambersburg Area Senior High School, and served two years with the College Advising Corps. As an Admission Counselor, Unique shares her experience at Gettysburg to encourage students and parents to consider the countless opportunities at liberal arts colleges. Her advice to current students: network, utilize faculty and staff on campus, and to do what you love; follow through with what you're passionate about.

Faculty Videos

Faculty Author Series: Scott Hancock

AFS Border