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Skidmore College

Black Studies at Skidmore College

Student Testimonials

Check out these profiles to learn more about students' experiences.

William Carter '22
I love the person that I've grown into during my time in the program. It has provided a welcoming environment for me to explore my own identities in relation to Blackness and has pushed me to lean into my unique perspective throughout my time here.
william carter '23
This program captures the essence of Black culture, life, heritage and history. It provides an open-minded, heart-felt timeline of what it means, and meant before our era, to be Black.
Tiana Robinson '20
Maya Gmach '22
Black Studies opens dialogue in the classroom about different ways to understand Black history and culture. It does this in a way that makes space for love, criticism, and honesty.
The Black Studies minor has provided me with an academic and intellectual context for understanding and reflecting on what is happening today. I have a perspective now that I would otherwise have been unable to attain without the breadth of resources, experience, and knowledge of the faculty and my fellow students.
katie michaels '23
Katie Michaels '23
Ryan Murunge '22
Black Studies enabled me to connect with individuals who share a common desire to understand where home is and seek and understand parts of my identity that have been eroded over the years.