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UCLA approves creation of African American Studies Department

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The Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies mural. ucla.edu

Now to UCLA where changes are being made to its African American Studies program. For forty years, the school had an interdepartmental program that offered classes in the field and a degree program. Now its become a full-fledged department. 

For more about the move we turn to UCLA history professor Brenda Stevenson. She helped draft early proposals for the department and was chair of the interdepartmental program from 2004-2010.


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