Closing this special issue dedicated to the University of Louisville’s Pan-African Studies Department (PAS) on the occasion of its 40th anniversary, this article poses the questions, What is Pan-African Studies? What does Pan-African Studies do? Why is it needed? What does it address and how does it contribute to the ongoing humanization project that has sat at the heart of so many national and global struggles?
This article was originally published in The Journal of Pan African Studies, volume 7, number 1, in June 2014.