Black Studies in the 21st Century

  title={Black Studies in the 21st Century},
  author={Mark Christian},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={698 - 719}
  • M. Christian
  • Published 1 May 2006
  • History, Art
  • Journal of Black Studies
This article is concerned with the fact that Black studies (or African American studies, Africana studies, Pan-African studies, African Centered studies, Afrocentric studies, Africalogical studies, African and African Diaspora studies—they all basically mean the same thing) continues to have a contested existence in the U.S. academy. However, regardless of the ever-present need to validate itself, this field defies all attempts to silence its voice. The works of Black studies scholars are “here… 
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