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The Institute for African American Studies is proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award, established in 2010 by his wife, Dr. Freda Scott Giles, Professor Emerita in the Institute.

Congratulations to Dr. Carolyn Jones Medine, Director of the IAAS, who has been appointed as the inaugural All Shall Be Well Professor in Religion.

Sha'Mira Covington is a PhD candidate in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising, and Interiors and the Institute for African American Studies, and she graduates in Spring 2023.

As we celebrate Black History month (and Black excellence 24/7), the Institute for African American Studies extends congratulations to the follo

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