Promoting Enlightened Engagement between Africa and America through Education, Training and Dialogue

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Africa’s Great Civilizations

The historic role of Africa in human history and the contributions of Afro-descendants to civilization are rarely included in the powerful narratives that shape our sense of self. Africa Illuminated uses intellectual rigor to bring the the African diaspora together around the ties that bind. The goal is to illuminate new narratives, based on real history, and create an opportunity to celebrate the power and brilliance of the legacy of Afro-descendants.

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Alumni Outreach Initiative

The Alumni Outreach Initiative was launched in 2017 as part of our renewed commitment to strengthen relationships with our alumni and encourage increased communication and collaboration within the network. AAI’s goal is to shine a light on the positive impact of AAI alumni and to inspire the next generation of Africans.

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Press Release — Africa-America Institute Set to Honor African & African-Descendant Voices During 36th Annual Awards Gala

AAI and the AAI Tanzania Alumni Association Mourn Alumnus Benjamin William Mkapa, Former President of the Republic of Tanzania.

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) is Accepting Applications