The Origins of Black Studies at SF State

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Aubrey LaBrie, Taught the first "Black Nationalism" class at SF State, Mary Lewis, African American Studies, Laney Community College, Dr. Joe Illick, History Prof. Emeritus and first faculty sponsor of a Black Studies course, Askia Muhammad Toure, poet, one of the first faculty in the Black Studies Dept. Black Studies became an issue when black students demanded a curriculum that was more relevant to their experience. Out of the specialized demands of black students grew the broad based Ethnic Studies program. http://www.sfsu.edu/~ethnicst/

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College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University
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Thursday, October 8, 2009
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College of Ethnic Studies 40th Anniversary
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