Who Knew WashU? 6.24.20

Question: In what year was what’s now called the Department of African and African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences established?

Answer: B) 1969, in response to protests by what was then called the Association of Black Collegians. The organization had calling for formation of a Black studies program, among other things.. Read more about the group.

ABC students and other supporters bring their protest to Brookings Hall. (Photo courtesy of University Archives)

Congrats to this week’s winner, Connie Fahey, who works at Olin Business School and will receive an “I Knew WashU” luggage tag!

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