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From one milestone to the next: African American Studies at UF

Published: February 9, 2021 12:02 pm

Last year, more than 100 people gathered on Turlington Plaza to celebrate the 50th anniversary of African American Studies at UF. Now, a half-century after the program’s founding in 1969, its vital role stands to receive a long-sought recognition. Under the leadership of newly hired director David A. Canton and with commitment from Dean David Richardson, African American Studies at UF is poised to become the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ newest department.

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