African American Studies

Student Resources

Resource Library

The African American Studies Resource Library is a select collection of resources relating to African and African American history and culture. The type of materials held in our collection include:

  • Books
  • CDs
  • Videos and DVDs
  • Select Journals
  • AAS Course Reserve Readings and Textbooks

For more information on resources and availability, visit the Department of African American Studies office in Morgan Hall 232.


AAS Scholarships
AAS Department Scholar

The Department of African American Studies selects each semester a Departmental Scholar according to the minimum University criteria and additional departmental criteria. Students selected as Departmental Scholars will be invited to the Academic Honors Convocation and will receive a medallion emblazoned with the University seal. In addition, the Departmental Scholar will be nominated for the College of Arts and Sciences College Scholar.

Other Scholarship Information

Visit the WIU Scholarship Office for more information on available scholarship opportunities.

Student Help Center-Morgan Hall 232

The Department of African American Studies is student-centered and its top priority is to ensure students' success. Students needing assistance may call the department at (309)298-1181 or come to the AAS office to check office hours of faculty who may assist them or to make an appointment with the Department Chair, Dr. F. Erik Brooks. 

Web Resources

The internet is a great resource featuring African American and multicultural images, historical facts, literature, art, etc. Visit these suggested websites.

National Council for Black Studies

United States White House - site for African Americans

National Association of African American Studies

African Literature Association

Association for the Study of African Life and History