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africana studies



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We invite you to support us in honoring the life and legacy of Dr. James E. Newton, Emeritus Professor and co-founder of the Black American Studies program (now Africana Studies). The Endowment will provide tuition support for outstanding students majoring in Africana Studies. Your gift will ensure that promising scholars can succeed in their studies and transform their communities.

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A Lens to View the World

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Kristin Rowe, Ph.D.

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