Africana Studies


The UToledo Africana Studies program seeks to promote greater understanding and improvement of socio-economic life in the black community, nationally and globally. Africana studies undergraduates take classes across disciplines. This is an excellent program for students who are intellectually curious and passionate about social justice. Africana studies majors can take the knowledge they learn in the classroom into communities across America and the world.

Coming Up

Let the Whole World See:  Reflections on the Legacy of Emmett Till with Author Dr. Christopher Metress

Thursday, Feb. 18, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Author Christopher Metress and the book jackets for two books The Lynching of Emmett Till and Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination

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The University of Toledo Africana Studies Program is sponsoring a Racial Justice Series speaker: author Christopher Metress, Ph.D., a professor at Samford University.  Metress has written several books including one about Emmett Till which he authored, The Lynching of Emmett Till: A Documentary Narrative and another which he edited, Emmett Till in Literary Memory and Imagination by Harriet Pollack, Christopher Metress (editor).

Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American from Chicago, who was brutally murdered in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman four days earlier.  Discussion of the legacy of Emmett Till will be led by Christopher Metress, Ph.D., Professor at Samford University, the author of "The Lynching of Emmet Till:  A Documentary Narrative" and other books. 

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Last Updated: 2/11/21