Evelyn B. Higginbotham receives 2014 National Humanities Medal from Obama

Social Engagement Initiative

Social Engagement is first and foremost a method of learning that foregrounds empirical, practical elements of real world issues that are of scholarly interest to our faculty and students.

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African Language Program

The African Language Program in the Department of African and African American Studies offers instruction in more than ten languages every semester. African languages can be taken to fulfill the foreign language requirement for Harvard College. 

African Language Program Website

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Prizes and Awards

The following prizes are awarded annually at the Department's graduation celebration held the Wednesday before Commencement. All African and African American Studies senior concentrators are automatically eligible for the awards for academic excellence below.