Alumni Red Book Project


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Department of African and African American Studies, formerly known as Afro-American Studies, partnered with the Harvard Alumni Association on a commemorative “Red Book,” featuring reflective essays by alumni, faculty, and administrators. All alumni who were instrumental in the founding of the department and alumni who concentrated in African and African American studies at the College/GSAS were invited to participate in this book.

This commemorative Red Book is a first for AAAS, (please read Harvard Magazine’s “Red Books, Raw Gems” to understand why the Red Book tradition is important).

We are currently setting up a print-on-demand option for those that wish to purchase a print book.  Check back here in the coming weeks for more information on how to order a print copy.  In the meanwhile, enjoy a PDF copy of Fifty Years of African and African American Studies at Harvard, 1969–2019.

Click image of book cover to access PDF copy

AAAS 50 Book Cover