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A hub that supports and enhances Africa-related teaching and research.

African Language Summer Institute

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Experiences of Africans Escaping Ukraine

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Women’s Empowerment Lab

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Symposium: Crisis in Tigray

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Children and Youth Literature in the Classroom

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Black Internationalism Career Corner Talk

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The 2022 CABA Winners have been announced!

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View Recording of "Experiences of Africans Escaping Ukraine"

A conversation with activists in Poland who spoke about their experiences and the experiences of Africans and other people of color, who escaped the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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View Recording of Women’s Empowerment Lab

Howard University, the International Trade Centre, the U.S. Embassy in Accra, Ghana, the State Department’s Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Rise (POWER) hosted the Women’s Empowerment Lab on March 15, 2022 to discuss the opportunities for and tools to support Intra-African and Transatlantic Trade through AfCFTA and AGOA.

Celebrating International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, with remarks from the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana, the Executive Director of ITC, and Howard University Provost, among others.

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2022 CABA Winners

The 2022 Children’s Africana Book Awards (CABA) Winners have been announced!

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African Languages

HU has the largest number of students studying African languages in the United States! Check out the courses at HU, study abroad programs and the HU African Language Summer Institute, teaching Amharic, Arabic, Somali, Swahili, Wolof, Yoruba and Zulu.

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Young Africans Building a Better World

This gallery "Young Africans Building a Better World" features creative, talented Africans from various countries who are working to create a just, inclusive, and sustainable world. 

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Global Read Webinars

Join our Outreach Team for the Global Read Webinar Series - Africana Book Award Webinars! Each webinar recording features a presentation by an award-winning author with discussion on how to incorporate multicultural literature into the classroom.

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