The Friends of African American Studies Fund was established in June 2005 in support of programming and operating initiatives for the Department of African American Studies at the University of Maryland.
Since its inception in 1969, the University of Maryland’s African American Studies Department (AASD) has evolved into a leading undergraduate program that has become an integral part of the University of Maryland and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. The AASD faculty strive for excellence in scholarship and teaching and provide considerable service to the campus and community. The department has been a cornerstone in the diversity efforts of the university. Faculty recruitments in AASD have been central to the College’s and University’s celebrated achievements in diversity and the department provides substantial service in its teaching of CORE/Diversity courses in the university. To learn more about the Department of African American Studies at the University of Maryland, click here.