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Flag and map of Ghana in relation to world and Africa (source: Wikipedia)

Summer Study Abroad in Ghana

African American Studies at the University of Houston hosts an annual study abroad program to Ghana, West Africa with the University of Ghana, at Legon in the capital city of Accra. Students in the program take up to six credit hours of African American Studies courses at the University of Ghana, University of Cape Coast and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi. This is part of our on going mission to embrace intimate knowledge of African life on the Continent and throughout the Diaspora.


News & Events

Rhonda Ragsdale

Poison in the Well:Environmental Racism and African American Migration

Dr. Bayyinah Jeffries

African American Women, Nationalism & Islamic Reform 1960-1975


Recent Lectures







About the Program

The mission of African American Studies at the University of Houston is reflected in the larger vision of Black, Africana and African American Studies departments and programs' commitment to the development of the knowledge of people of African descent in America, throughout the greater Diaspora and on the Continent. The program develops, promotes and enhances the knowledge and information of the discipline as well as the collective consciousness of African descended people, which will in turn lead to the growth and prosperity of strong communities and a powerful nation. AAS focuses upon the cultural and historical heritage of Africans on the Continent, in America and throughout the greater Diaspora and their contributions to the world’s history and civilizations.

Yellow Fever: Skin Bleaching and the Politics of Skin Color in Ghana