Stanford students win historic victory on elevating Black studies

Stanford students win historic victory on elevating Black studies

Black student activists at Stanford scored a long-fought victory this week when a university task force said the campus should transform its program in African and African-American Studies into a full-fledged academic department.

The decision was more than 50 years in the making, with students saying they have pushed for a department dedicated to Black studies since the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Administratively, elevating a program into a department means giving it the funding to recruit and hire its own faculty, instead of borrowing professors from other departments to teach courses and

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