AFAM50 - Celebrating 50 years of Africana Studies, the African American Society, and the John Brown Russwurm African American Center

Bowdoin's AF/AM/50 Celebration drew more than 500 members of our community to campus to learn, reflect, honor, and reunite around this special milestone.

Stay Engaged

Join the newly-created Alumni/Student of Color LinkedIn group and learn more about B.I.N.D. (Bowdoin’s Initiative for Network Diversity).

Share your photos with us on social media by using the #afam50 hashtag.

An alumni survey will be sent out to AF/AM/50 registrants in mid-January. In the meantime, if you have reflections you’d like to share or ideas for keeping the energy and conversations alive, please email


Special Thanks