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The Mary McLeod Bethune Award for Academic Excellence

The Mary McLeod Bethune Award recognizes academic and scholarly achievement by a Black Studies graduating senior who embodies the academic vigor of Mary McLeod Bethune. Candidates for this award have significantly contributed, in terms of academics and scholarship, to the intellectual discourses of African and African American Diasporic research and praxis.

2020 Recipient – Ariel Tavares – Mary McLeod Bethune—Academic Excellence
2019 Recipient – Caleigh Rockwal
– Mary McLeod Bethune—Academic Excellence
2018 Recipient
Courtney Krakowski – Mary McLeod Bethune—Academic Excellence
2016 Recipient – Rilwan Ilumoka – Mary McLeod Bethune—Academic Excellence

The Amílcar Cabral Freedom Award

The Amílcar Cabral Freedom Award recognizes a Black Studies minor graduating senior who has promoted the principles of Black Studies through leadership. The recipient displays a deep commitment to social justice and has shown an ability to transform this commitment into effective action while at Providence College.

2020 Recipient – Ariel Tavares – Amílcar Cabral — Activism/Student leadership
2019 Recipient – Fartun Abdulle
– Amílcar Cabral — Activism/Student leadership
2018 Recipient – Adriel Antoine
– Amílcar Cabral — Activism/Student leadership
2016 Recipient – Karissa Diaz – Amílcar Cabral — Activism/Student leadership

Past Events

EC Osondu reading, black studies events
Beyonce's Lemonade screening flyer
Black Women and Girls Symposium flyer
teach-in for students flyer
kiese layom flyer
love your melanin flyer
Dr. Melaina Abdullah flyer