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Black Studies

Giving voice to the Black experience.

The Black Studies program at Washington College offers an interdisciplinary study of the multifaceted history, culture and lives of people of African descent.

It enables students to discover, explore and research black culture from a local, national and global perspective. The program seeks to develop in its students the habits of analytical thought and clear communication, aesthetic insight, ethical sensitivity, and civic responsibility. Lectures, campus events, and off-campus activities sponsored by the program further encourage the entire campus and our community to engage in black community issues.

  • The all-black cast also includes Ethel Waters and Eddie “Rochester” Anderson, with music from Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The screening, introduced by retired professor Jason Rubin, is March 28 at 3 p.m.
  • One actress plays all the roles, accompanied by a chamber music trio, when Core Ensemble brings Sojourner Truth, Zora Neale Hurston, Clementine Hunter and Fannie Lou Hamer to life on the Decker stage.
  • The renowned American Spiritual Ensemble will perform in Decker Theatre on Wednesday evening, February 11, with a mix of music that includes classic Negro American spirituals and Broadway tunes that address the Black experience.