Welcome to the UMKC Black Studies Program, an academic unit that holistically examines the experience, contributions and condition
of African-descent peoples in the formation and evolution of American society and culture. Where relevant to these objectives, our focus extends to an examination of the active role of Africa and the African Diaspora in global society and human culture. The Black Studies Program — through both a social scientific and a humanistic orientation — provides a unique and rich approach to accessing and comprehending the human experience.
UPCOMING LECTURE: January 27th MLK lecture with Mac Lamont Hill