On November 06, 1992, a group of students stood in protest against an act of racism at Georgia State University. This protest, and the demands that they issued to the university, led to the creation of the department of African-American Studies (now Africana Studies). To honor their courage, as well as those that supported them, we will celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the protests during the 2022-2023 academic year. Our initial calendar follows below.
30th Anniversary Celebration Calendar
9/14 - Freedom School Lecture by Tovio Asheeke, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies, Georgia State, 7:15 pm via zoom. Register here
9/28-29 - STATE DAY
10/29 - Africana Studies Homecoming Tailgate
10/31 - Freedom School panel with original student protestors. Register here.
11/1 - Freedom School panel with the three original chairs of the department. Register here.
11/2 - Freedom School panel with alumni practitioners. Register here.
11/3 - Freedom School panel with alumni professors. Register here.
11/6 - Reenactment and commemoration of protest. 2:00pm, Georgia State University Student Center, 55 Gilmer Street, Atlanta, GA. 30303.
11/9 - Freedom School lecture by Rosita Scerbo, Assistant Professor of World Languages and Cultures, Georgia State University. Register here.
January - Freedom School lecture by Ebony Glover, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, Kennesaw State University
February - Africana History Quiz Bowl and Beyond the Culture II Conference II
March - Freedom School Lecture by Tiphanie Yanique, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, Emory University
May - Commencement and “Spring Homecoming”