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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.

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.

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