• Jasmine Rand, Esq., known for representing the Trayvon Martin family, spoke with the Lehigh Community.
    “Sexualizing Race, Gendering Sex: Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin and White Female Sexuality in the Prosecution of Black Men” Jasmine Rand, Esq., known for representing the Trayvon Martin family, spoke with the Lehigh Community.
  • Attorney Rand spoke about lynching history and historic cases, and ended by talking about her work with #iamthechange, using the power of education to change the world.
    “Sexualizing Race, Gendering Sex: Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin and White Female Sexuality in the Prosecution of Black Men” Attorney Rand spoke about lynching history and historic cases, and ended by talking about her work with #iamthechange, using the power of education to change the world.
  • Rand excels in the civil rights arena, has posted multimillion-dollar recoveries in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, and is currently involved in police brutality cases throughout the nation from the LAPD to the NYPD.
    “Sexualizing Race, Gendering Sex: Stand Your Ground, Trayvon Martin and White Female Sexuality in the Prosecution of Black Men” Rand excels in the civil rights arena, has posted multimillion-dollar recoveries in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, and is currently involved in police brutality cases throughout the nation from the LAPD to the NYPD.
  • Lehigh University Africana Studies - Members of the audience of the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Presentation are given the opportunity to ask questions.
    Questions at the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Presentation Lehigh University Africana Studies - Members of the audience of the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Presentation are given the opportunity to ask questions.
  • Lehigh University Africana Studies - Awards were presented in recognition of staff and students and their work on campus.
    Awards at the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Presentation Lehigh University Africana Studies - Awards were presented in recognition of staff and students and their work on campus.
  • Lehigh University Africana Studies - Dr. Angela Davis and Nas discuss the topic of Civil Rights in the 21st Century with Dr. James Peterson as moderator.
    Dr. Martin Luther King Day Presentation Lehigh University Africana Studies - Dr. Angela Davis and Nas discuss the topic of Civil Rights in the 21st Century with Dr. James Peterson as moderator.

Africana Studies at Lehigh

The purpose of the Africana Studies Program is to engender in Lehigh students an intellectual appreciation of the life and culture of people of African descent worldwide, especially in the United States, thereby enriching the Lehigh curriculum and increasing the relevance of a Lehigh education to a culturally diverse society and world. In the best tradition of a liberal arts education, Africana Studies expands all Lehigh students’ critical understanding of their own heritage in interaction with other cultures.

The major and minor in Africana Studies constitute an interdepartmental and comparative program of study for undergraduates who wish to integrate the insights and methods of several disciplines to understand the history, culture, social, and political experience of people of African descent globally. The Africana Studies curriculum encompasses two intended lines of inquiry: (1) the diverse influences in Africa and the African diaspora that have shaped African American culture, and (2) the variety of ways that the African American experience has shaped and been shaped by American culture.

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Student Spotlight

De'Anna Daniels, graduate student in American Studies at Lehigh University

In an effort to enhance and promote the goals, aims, and life of the Africana Studies and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Lehigh University, De'Anna Daniels, a graduate student in American Studies at Lehigh University, has been named the inaugural "Social Media Program Assistant" for two Interdisciplinary programs that share much intellectual and programmatic collaborative synergy. The Africana Studies and WGSS program also...

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