Conference Venue Update:
Due to unforeseen circumstances in Morocco, the 8th biennial ASWAD conference will be rescheduled for a new date and venue. We will keep you posted via email and our website for the updated conference information as soon as it is confirmed, at which time we will release the full call for papers.

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Maya Angelou

4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014

Writer, activist, and intellectual, Maya Angelou’s vision of global black experience was informed by her deep engagement with the African diaspora, including an extended stay in Africa where she lived in Egypt and Ghana. Read more...

Vincent Harding

25 July 1931 - 19 May 14

A historian who specialized in the spiritual and intellectual traditions informing the politics of African descendants, and an influential figure in the US Civil Rights movement, Harding recently visited with Michigan State University’s African Atlantic Research Team, under the direction of ASWAD Advisory Board member Jualynne Dodson. Read their tribute here.


ASWAD is pleased to announce our co-sponsorship of the Journal of Africana Religions, the world's first and only English-language journal to examine black religions in global perspective, beginning with its debut in January 2013.� ASWAD members will receive a free subscription.� Read more....

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