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Pan-Afrikan Center 

Oyate Commons Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Office Location: Oyate’ Commons (2C Suite), Christensen Center


Direct line to  Pan-Afrikan Center: (612) 330 -1022

Direct line to Multicultural Life: (612) 330- 1087

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Pan-Afrikanism is a worldwide movement that aims to encourage and strengthen bonds of solidarity between all indigenous and  ethnic groups of Afrikan descent. The movement became known by Marcus Garvey, who was a fearless leader striving to create better conditions for people of Afrikan descent. Marcus Garvey created the Pan-Afrikan flag to show unity for all Afrikan descent all over the world. The Pan-Afrikan flag has three colors which are red, black and green each color have a meaning that brings pan-afrikan people together through unity.

Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey


Flag with three horizontal stripes: red, black, and green
Pan Afrikan Flag – Red: The blood that unites all people of Black African ancestry, and shed for liberation.  Black: For the people whose existence as a nation, though not a nation-state, is affirmed by the existence of the flag. Green: The abundant and vibrant natural wealth of Africa, the Motherland.

Rev Dr.Martin Luther King Jr Convocation

It has become a tradition for Augsburg University to establish a convocation for Dr.King. Every year Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr Convocation is held with performances from students, local activists, poets, and many others. The convocation is celebrated on January 17th. The purpose of the convocation is to honor Dr.King for his work and influence on communities across the United States. Learn more about the convocation.

Pan-Afrikan Center Archives

The Pan-Afrikan Center archives has pictures and videos of past Augsburg students and staff . The archives shows the development of the Pan-Afrikan Center and how the department was form. The archive is a great way to look back on memories and the foundation of the Pan-Afrikan Center. To view more of the Pan-Afrikan Center Archives visit here: Pan-Afrikan Collection


We believe when students have a greater understanding of self, they become empowered to reclaim* ownership of their education. Multicultural Life provides opportunities to deepen awareness and knowledge of identity, resilience, and advocacy.

*Due to white supremacist foundation that is rooted within higher education, education does not allow historically underserved students to take stake in their learning.