Africology and African American Studies

Charles L. Blockson pictured.
Remembering Charles L. Blockson
Type: News Story
Charles L. Blockson, curator of Temple’s prestigious Blockson Collection, has passed away.
June 21, 2023
two men wearing suits sitting at a desk.
The history of Temple University’s Africology and African American Studies Department
Type: News Story
The history of Temple’s Africology and African American Studies Department, the first Black studies department to offer a doctoral program in the U.S.
April 14, 2023
Jazmin Evans standing with her arms crossed on campus
Graduate student in search of kidney transplant
Type: News Story
Jazmin Evans, a Temple University graduate student, is not letting kidney disease keep her from achieving her goals.
March 31, 2023
Timothy Welbeck and Ibram X. Kendi on stage together
Author and activist Ibram X. Kendi visits Temple for engaging conversation about racism
Type: News Story
Leading antiracist scholar highlights the importance of resisting against racist policies and structures.
February 15, 2023
Timothy Welbeck, a professor at Temple University posing outside at the rooftop terrace of Mazur and Gladfelter halls.
The first Black starting quarterbacks to face off in the Super Bowl. Why is it significant?
Type: News Story
Timothy Welbeck, assistant professor in the Department of Africology and African American Studies at Temple University, breaks down why.
February 8, 2023
Image of Temple alumnus Michael Idriss.
The Temple alumnus bringing history to life at the Museum of the American Revolution
Type: News Story
Temple alumnus Michael Idriss serves as the African American Interpretive Fellow at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution.
July 5, 2022
CLA alumnus and activist named a 2022 Marshall Scholar
Type: News Story
Osimiri Sprowal is one of only 41 students chosen for the scholarship this year.
January 28, 2022
Image of Timothy Welbeck, inaugural director of the new research facility.
$1.3 million grant awarded for construction of Center for Anti-racism Research
Type: News Story
State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta, KLN ’12, awards $1.3 million grant for the construction of the university’s new Center for Anti-racism Research.
January 26, 2022
Temple University professor Ifetayo Flannery
Meet Temple’s new associate professors in the Department of Africology and African American Studies
Type: News Story
Ifetayo Flannery, Kimani Nehusi, Reynaldo Anderson and Nah Dove bring their expertise to the Department of Africology and African American Studies.
December 14, 2021