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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 Rose O’Neill Literary House has awarded this year’s Cave Canem Residency to Kamilah Aisha Moon.
  • The provocative comedy show “N*gger, Wetb*ck, Ch*nk” has been probing the wounds of racism with humor on college campuses across the country. It arrives at Washington College September 16 as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. The event is free and open to the public.
  • Rankine’s latest book, Citizen: An American Lyric, was the first-year read assigned to members of the Class of 2019. In a public event September 10, she will read from her work and discuss the themes of race and identity she explores so powerfully and honestly in her writing.