ERIC Number: ED034488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep-22
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Standing Committee to Develop the Afro-American Studies Department. A Progress Report.
Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
This report provides a general description of the inter-disciplinary Department of Afro-American Studies at Harvard University scheduled to open in the fall of 1969. Previously a program, Afro-American Studies was voted departmental status by a faculty vote in April 1969. Descriptions are provided for courses to be offered in: black civilization, history of slavery, Ethiopian history and religion, Africa and world politics, Caribbean social structure, black labor and politics, Boston's black community, philosophy of the black movement, black rights, African and West Indian history, African art history, American Negro poetry, and American Negro literature. Biographical data of the 9 professors and lecturers are included. Four recommendations are offered concerning the scope and functions of the department. The report also provides a general description of the proposed W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research. The purpose of the institute will be to "stimulate inquiry into problems...to facilitate research programs...and to find programs which will provide insights into the problems facing black people..." Descriptions are provided of the work of the Library Resources Subcommittee and two discussion series with Boston area universities concerning cooperative work in Afro-American studies. The appendices include a prospectus on the proposed institute. A supplement offers information on related courses in other departments and schools. (DS)
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Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers: Harvard University MA