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Center for African and African American Studies

The A Team

Dr. Clyde Robertson

Dr. Clyde Robertson



The Center provides innovative African and African American Studies programs in teaching, research, and public service as part of the University’s mission of promoting excellence in multicultural educational and international studies for students, faculty, and the public. The Center’s curriculum supports an interdisciplinary minor and a concentration in African/African American Studies. The University promotes Africana-related course offerings throughout the curricula at SUNO and trains the next generation of Africana Studies specialists in academic, government, and private sectors. One of the strengths of the program is the existing links between the Center and undergraduate and graduate programs.

Community and national outreach are an integral part of the Center’s activities and include programming for K-12 schools, post-secondary educators, and students as well as for business, media, government, and the general public. Our outreach activities are organized jointly with relevant campus and community organizations to increase public knowledge about Black people in Louisiana, the United States and globally.

This Title III funded Activity impacts the SUNO’s campus and community in four strategic areas with a four-point program platform. They are (1) academic, (2) academic support, (3) community development and outreach, and (4) cultural aesthetic.

Activity Staff


Linda M. Hill   Linda M. Hill, M.A., 
Assistant Director, Archivist and Curator
Darlene C. Holmes   Darlene C. Holmes, A.A.S., 
Administrative Assistant