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Black Studies: Building on a Proud Tradition

New Paltz joins National Council for Black Studies

SUNY New Paltz joins National Council for Black Studies

SUNY New Paltz is one of the newest members of the National Council for Black Studies (NCBS), the leading organization of Black Studies professionals in the world, whose mission is to promote academic excellence and social responsibility in the discipline of Africana/Black Studies through the production and dissemination of knowledge, professional development and training and advocacy for social change and social justice.

NCBS was established in 1975 by African-American scholars who recognized the need to formalize the study of the African World experience and expand and strengthen academic units devoted to this endeavor. It seeks to facilitate recruitment of Black scholars at colleges and universities, promote scholarly African-centered research on all aspects of the African World experience and provide professional advice to policymakers in education, government and community development.

As a member of NCBS, New Paltz gains access to its network of top scholars in Black Studies and related disciplines. Membership will enable more Black Studies faculty and students to participate in workshops and conferences hosted by the NCBS, assist the Black Studies Department in recruiting the most qualified national candidates for faculty positions and help provide students with an educational experience that is both comprehensive and in accordance with current trends and best practices.

More information about the National Council for Black Studies is available on their website.