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Gainesville in Alachua County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

African Studies

 
 
African Studies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
1. African Studies Marker
Inscription.  The Center for African Studies was founded in 1964 to expand interdisciplinary instruction, research, and professional exchanges related to Africa. With strong support from UF and longterm U.S. Department of Education funding, it has grown from a handful of faculty and courses to become one of the country's largest, most comprehensive African Studies centers. Fifty years later, more than 100 faculty in 45 departments were conducting research across the continent and teaching dozens of courses. This growth has spurred development of a top African languages program and the emergence of a major library collection of African materials. The center continues to develop a strong community of Africanist scholars critical for our understanding of Africa in the global context.
 
Erected 2017 by University of Florida.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
 
Location. 29° 38.951′ N, 82° 20.558′ W. Marker is in Gainesville, Florida, in Alachua County. Marker is on Union Road just east of Newell Drive
African Studies Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
2. African Studies Marker
, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in grassy area between two buildings. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gainesville FL 32608, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grinter Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); University Auditorium (within shouting distance of this marker); University of Florida (within shouting distance of this marker); Mechanic Arts (within shouting distance of this marker); This Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Latin American Studies (within shouting distance of this marker); Century Tower Carillon (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Walker Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 90 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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