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African American Studies

Pittsburgh Region

  • CAUSE: Center for AfricanAmerican Urban Studies and the Economy
    Established in 1995 at Carnegie Mellon University, CAUSE aims to link the historian's interest in race, work, and economic change over time with contemporary analyses of the urban labor force, employment policies, and community development. Check their Events for speakers and presentations.
  • University of Pittsburgh Department of Africana Studies
    Formerly Black Studies, Africana Studies is the study, research, interpretation, and the dissemination of knowledge concerning African American, African, and Caribbean affairs and culture.


  • University of Pennsylvania: Center for Africana Studies
    The Center for Africana Studies, formerly known as the Afro-American Studies Program, is a space for the critical examination of the human, cultural, social, political, economic and historical factors that have created and shaped the African American and African Diaspora experiences.
  • African Americans in Philadelphia - Research Guide
    This special bibliography concentrates on materials relating to the African American experience in Philadelphia that can be found in the Van Pelt Library of the University of Pennsylvania and other institutions.

United States

  • Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH)
    The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Association operates as local, state, and international branches promoting greater knowledge of African American history through a program of education, research, and publishing.
  • H-Afro-Am
    H-Afro-Am, a member of H-Net Humanities & Social Sciences OnLine, is a discussion network that provides information for professionals, faculty and advanced students, in the field of African American Studies (also called Afrocentricity, Africology, Africana Studies, Afro-American Studies, Black Studies, and Pan-African Studies).