Outreach Team

The Outreach Program, is an integral part of the Title VI Center for African Studies 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.

Assistant Outreach Coordinator

Vanessa Oyugi, Ph.D. recently completed her doctoral studies in the African Studies and Research Program at Howard University. Her dissertation project examines the use of literature as political platform and as a source of historical memory and focuses on the works of Kenyan writers Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Binyavanga Wainaina, Yvonne Owuor and Mukoma wa Ngugi. 

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