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John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies

The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS) is the arts, culture, and programming division of the larger Black Studies community at the University of Texas at Austin. Since its inception in June 1969, the Warfield Center has been a focal point for campus and community life around the cultural, sociopolitical, artistic, economic, and historical experiences of Africans and their descendants

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The John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies (WCAAAS)

The Warfield Center Pride Points: 

  • Established in 1969, WCAAAS has been a focal point for research, programming, and community engagement on campus and in the greater Austin area.
  • Was re-named in 2008 to honor the legacy of Dr. John L. Warfield, UT Professor and former Director of the Center for African and African-American Studies Center (CAAAS).
  • Sponsors scholarship and cultural production that draw on the expertise of its interdisciplinary faculty affiliates.
  • Encourages creative work that seeks to foster social justice for people of African descent around the world. 
  • Hosted and co-sponsored 40 programs during the last academic year. 

 


John L. Warfield Center for African and African American Studies