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

We look forward to seeing you on campus (November 810) for AF/AM/50, Bowdoin’s fifty-year celebration of Africana studies, the John Brown Russwurm African American Center, and the African American Society. There are nearly 500 members of the Bowdoin community who are coming together to honor this special moment for the College, one for both celebration and reflection. 

Download the full weekend schedule and explore exhibition highlights, speaker bios, related reads, and other weekend details below. 

Online registration for AF/AM/50 has closed. Please contact for questions.

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Full Weekend Schedule


Special Thanks

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For inquiries and feedback for the 50th Anniversary Weekend, please email

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

For questions about the Multicultural Alumni Network, including inquiries about hosting or organizing an event, please contact Lindsey Lessard, associate director of alumni relations, at or call (207) 725-3956.