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Management and Industry

Cultural Resources Manager, Civil Services Worker, Social Worker, Human Resources

Communication and Media

Journalist, Media Relations Specialist, Linguist/Interpreter


High School Teacher, Administrator, Professor, Student Affairs, University Administration


Peace Corps Staffer, Program Administrator, HIV/AIDS Activist


Foreign Service Specialist, Political Analyst, Public Administration, State and Local Government, Civil Service Work, Community Urban Planning, Public Affairs and Policy


African Studies AssociationEstablished in 1957, the African Studies Association is the flagship membership organization devoted to enhancing the exchange of information about Africa.
National Consortium for Study in Africa: Founded in 1960, the MSU African Studies Center (ASC) is one of nine Title VI National Resource Centers on Africa designated by the U.S. Department of Education, based on the Center's 150 research faculty providing broad research, teaching, and service on the continent. In addition to courses and seminars on Africa, the program offers instruction in 30 African languages.
National Association of African American Studies: The National Association of African American Studies and Affiliates (NAAAS), founded in 1992 on the campus of Virginia State University is directed toward providing faculty and students an opportunity to engage in scholarly endeavors.
Association for the Study of American American Life and HistoryEstablished on September 9, 1915 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, we are the Founders of Black History Month and carry forth the work of our founder, the Father of Black History.