New Institute for African-American Research Debuts at the University of South Carolina

The University of South Carolina recently held ceremonies on campus heralding the establishment of the Institute for African-American Research. The new institute will sponsor research on race and African-American life and history in South Carolina, the southeastern United States, and the entire African diaspora.

Daniel C. Littlefield, Carolina Professor of History and director of the new center, stated that the institute will “bring together diverse faculty from across campus who study various topics that relate to African Americans. It will also be an effective means to attract and retain scholars from around the nation.”