African American Studies

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About the African American Studies collection and support

Our collection supports interdisciplinary research focused on Black life including social movements, politics, racial ideologies and the distinctive artistic, literary, and cultural experiences of people of African descent in the United States as well as on Stanford's campus. Our material supports scholars in departments and centers across campus including our African and African American Studies (AAAS) faculty and students.

Featured collections

  • Black @ Stanford

    The Black @ Stanford Anthology, a collaboration of Stanford's Black Community Services Center and the Stanford Archives, gathers archival documentation and information on the history of Black activism and community at Stanford, from Ernest Houston Johnson, the first Black student to graduate Stanford in 1895, to the present day.

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