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The Outreach Program, is an integral part of the Title VI African Studies Center at Howard University that focuses on reading, teaching and learning about Africa. The target audience includes K-12 schools, community and four year colleges, civic and faith-based organizations as well as the media and general public. Geographically, Outreach at Howard University serves the Washington, DC metro area, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. 


Outreach Director

Brenda Randolph, M.A. M.L.S. has served as a member of the National Title VI African Studies Outreach Council for over thirty years. She holds a Master’s Degree in African Studies from Howard University and a Master’s of Information and Library Science from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Graduate Assistant

Vanessa Oyugi, M.A. Political Science is currently a doctoral candidate in the African Studies and Research Program at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Her dissertation project examines the use of literature as political platform and as a source of historical memory.

Learn more about our outreach projects:

Read Africa
Children’s Africana Book Awards
Professional Development
Discover Africa in the Americas Project
Scholar in the Classroom
K-12 Outreach Resources
Kids and Teens on Campus
Travel to Africa for Educators
Outreach Events