statuesTowerHistory Faculty, Fall 2019


 SJSU AFAM Fall Lecture: Intersectionality
Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique



Congratulations to the Department of African American Studies at SJSU!

                     city honors

On Tuesday, November 19th, San José City Hall awarded the Department of African American studies for their incredible achievements and contributions to the city of San José.

The Sankofa Book Award

Sankofa, to go back and get what is left behind, applies to many aspects of life within the African Diaspora. Within the intellectual sphere, Sankofa can be applied to reaching back to acquire knowledge and wisdom that is at-risk of being left behind or forgotten as we move forward to obtain new knowledge, specifically beneficial to the Black community.

The Department of African American Studies offers the Sankofa Book Award courtesy of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at San José State University. Their generosity will allow the department to issue FOUR $250 book awards to eligible students. 

Thank you to everyone who applied! winners will be selected and informed in the upcoming week.