“The African American Studies Program at Iowa State University operates within the context of a profound legacy that motivates us to build a new and creative future. We are fortunate to share the very campus where George Washington Carver was educated and began his scholarly career. We continue his legacy as we help prepare students to become their best in a new society. We have a charge to keep. We have a world to build.”

- Dr. J. Herman Blake

 

The African American Studies Program at Iowa State University is offered to students of all backgrounds who want to become their best in today's diverse society.

The program is your invitation to learn by listening to the many voices of scholars, political leaders, scientists, philosophers, social scientists, artists, writers and musicians, as well as activists and ordinary people from African American communities past and present. Many of these voices may be new to you, offering insights and perspectives about the world in which we live.