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St. Clair Drake Center for African and African American Studies

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The St. Clair Drake Center is dedicated to the memory of Professor St. Clair Drake and is committed to documenting and exploring the contributions, challenges and conditions of Africans and African Americans as well as under resourced communities. The work of the Drake Center is activist by design and intent. The center is also dedicated to making public policy issues more accessible to not only Roosevelt University students but to the general public.

The Center is committed to the on-going documentation and exploration of the contributions, challenges and conditions of African and African-American communities. Its orientation is multidisciplinary and it is home to historians, sociologists, educators, psychologists and political scientists.

St. Clair Drake Center Advisory Council

Organization of a Community and Alumni Advisory Council is in progress. If you have an interest in participation on this council, please contact one of the directors of the Center.

Professor Albert Bennett

Professor Erik Gellman
Associate Director

  • Elissa Hamid Efroymson
    Efroymson Family Fund
  • Robert S. Levin
  • Paul King
  • Robert Johnson
  • Patricia Ford
  • Patricia Mickey
    Student, Roosevelt University