The 21st-Century Version of Black Studies

fosterKevin Foster, an associate professor of African and African diaspora studies at the University of Texas at Austin, has created the television production Blackademics TV. The show features African American scholars and professors from across the nation who discuss a wide range of academic topics.

Professor Foster came up with the idea for Blackademics TV after noticing that the vast majority of the speakers on TEDxAustin were White. He wanted to create an outlet where Black voices could be heard on important issues. “I don’t see anything on the landscape that looks exactly like what we’re doing,” Dr. Foster says. “This is just the 21st-century version of Black studies.”

The programs are accessible online and can be used by high school or college faculty as learning tools.


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