Africana Studies News and Events

Scholarship Announcement

The Department of Africana Studies is proud to announce the creation of the Dr. Leonard A. Slade, Jr. Scholarship Award. Due to a generous donation from Dr. George Hendrick, former Chair of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, five Africana Studies students from the Undergraduate and Graduate level at the University at Albany will receive $1000 each for academic excellence for the next two years, starting with the 2016-2017 academic year. It is hoped that future donations will help to continue the award past the 2017-2018 academic year. The Department is grateful to receive this generous donation from Dr. Hendrick, and looks forward to helping our students with this award. Please contact Dr. Oscar R. Williams at or 518-442-4730 for additional information.