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UTexas Creates Black Studies Department

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The University [of Texas-Austin] has created a new department to address the increased interest in African and African-American studies, becoming the first of its kind in the state.

Edmund T. Gordon, director of the Department of Anthropology, said the department will allow researchers and students to study the experiences of African-Americans, native Africans and people of African descent. The department, approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in November, will offer classes in the fall.

Read the whole story at The Daily Texan