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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.
 
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, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in grassy area between two
African Studies Marker in grassy area image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, May 31, 2019
2. African Studies Marker in grassy area
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. Walker Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Marston Science Library (about 500 feet away); Florida Extension (about 600 feet away); Bryan Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Florida Historic Campus (approx. 0.2 miles away); Florida 4-H (approx. 0.2 miles away); IFAS (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gatorade's Birthplace (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gainesville.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2019, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. 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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