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Welcome to the African American Studies Program at Frostburg State University. We are glad that you are visiting and encourage you to get more information about this program by browsing through our webpages. If you have further questions, please send an email to the Program Coordinator Dr. Amy Branam Armiento at

Program Overview

The African-American Studies Minor is an important component of Frostburg State University’s goal to provide students with a liberal education, which will equip them to navigate in an increasingly multicultural and globally integrated world.

The Program seeks to fill the void created by the frequent omission or inadequate treatment of the African and African-American perspective in traditional disciplines. This program provides a special opportunity for study and research focusing on the rich and complex African/African-American heritage.

As an interdisciplinary program, African-American Studies at FSU draws from the content and data accumulated in the Humanities, including Creative and Performing Arts, and Sciences.

Institutions directly affecting the African-American community are also examined.