Encyclopedia of UNCG History

An online resource for exploring the history of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

In 1992-1993, the Black Studies Program officially changed its name to the African American Studies Program. In recent years, the department has continued to grow. On February 8, 2002, the Board of Governors approved UNCG’s request for authorization to establish a Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies. And in Fall 2009, the Program began offering a Post-baccalaureate certificate in African American Studies.

In August 2014, the program name was changed to African American and African Diaspora Studies to reflect the changing curriculum.

African American Studies Program Directors/Chairs:

  • Tara T. Green (2008-2014, continuing as director after name change)
  • Frank Woods (1995-2008)
  • Angela Rhone (1992-1995, position continued after name change)