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Department of African American Studies University of Illinois Springfield


The AAS student an entrepreneur behind Taste of Africa smiles at the 2005 HipHop Symposium.Students in the African-American Studies program get to participate in a variety of interesting and exciting events and opportunities.

Over the years, the program have sponsored a two-day Symposium studying Hip-Hop culture, with both formal academic presentations along with an evening fashion show and concert.

AAS also works with Sankofa, the official Black Student Union at UIS. Our students have a network of faculty, a graduate assistant, and fellow students they can turn to for advice, social events, and even just friendship.

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