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Teach Africa 2014
At The Africa Society, We Believe AFRICA MATTERS

The mission of The Africa Society is to be the premiere entity that engages and educates Americans about the countries comprising the continent of Africa and to create, through partnerships, a better understanding of its peoples, diverse cultures, histories and economies.

Programs
  • Andrew Young Lecture Series

    The Ambassador Andrew Young Lecture Series features distinguished speakers whose work has impacted and advanced the agenda of issues affecting the continent of Africa and U.S. – Africa relations.
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  • Conversation with African Authors & Poets

    The Africa Society holds its newest and popular event: Conversation with African Authors and Poets to showcase artists from the African Diaspora.
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  • Teach Africa

    Teach Africa is The Africa Society’s flagship program, which consists of a multi-phased education initiative that garners interest in Africa and support for the inclusion of Africa education in American schools.
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The mission of The Africa Society is to be the premier entity that engages and educates Americans about the countries comprising the continent of Africa and to create, through partnerships, a better understanding of its peoples, diverse cultures, histories and economies.

In February 2000, the National Summit on Africa’s Dialogue and Celebration of Africa changed the face of American policy toward the continent. Never before had such a large community of people, representing every state in the union, come together in support of Africa. Six extraordinary regional summits and three policy forums were held in major cities throughout the country setting the stage for this significant gathering. The National Summit on Africa’s culminating event in Washington, D.C. brought together another 8,000 participants, delegates, and partners whose collective strength demonstrated to the world that Africa matters!
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Our Objectives
  • 1

    Provide information and education about Africa to all Americans through research, writing, and seminars

  • 2

    Collaborate with Africa-focused groups to encourage their direct involvement in advancing the mission of The Africa Society

  • 3

    Strengthen the lines of communication between The Africa Society and a broad cross-section of Africans and their institutions on the continent.

Signature Programs