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National Council for Black Studies

International Journal of Africana Studies

Celebrating Student Excellence

Honor Society Nominations, Fellows Programs

43rd Annual NCBS Conference
March 6th-9th, 2019

The DoubleTree by Hilton - New Orleans



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Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society

The "Ankh Maat Wedjau" Honor Society is a non-secret, non-profit organization which promotes scholarly study, research, publication and other scholarly activity in the field of Africana Studies among students at academic institutions, and among academic professionals in the field of Africana studies.

Students must be nominated by a faculty member at their academic institution. The nominating faculty member must be affiliated with an Africana Studies, Pan African, Black Studies Department or Program, or must have a demonstrated record of teaching a significant number of courses that focus on Africana peoples, and be a member of the National Council for Black Studies.  

Nominations are accepted during the Fall semester and induction occurs in the Spring at the NCBS Annual Meeting. Students are required to pay an initiation fee of $25.00 and annual dues in order to remain an active, voting member of the Society.

2017 Inductees:
Leslie Alexander, The Ohio State University
Kiara Brooks, Stockton University
Elizabeth Catchmark, Pennsylvania State University
Chad Dunbar, Northern Kentucky University
Morgana Hodge, Stockton University
Nadja Riggs, Stockton University
Na'Eema Robinson, Stockton University
2018 Inductees:
Alphonso Simpson, Jr., Western Illinois University
Donnetrice Allison, Stockton University
Keita-Gabriella Caldwell, Denison University
Niyah Calloway, Stockton University
Natalie Dahan, California State University, Northridge
Sydnei Devose-Fletcher, Stockton University
Marcus Haynes, Clark Atlanta University
Mariah Jones, Stockton University
Ebony Perro, Clark Atlanta University
James Gordon Sieber, Jr., Stockton University
Haashim H.A. Smith-Johnson, Jr., Stockton University
Gayle K. Watts, Clark Atlanta University
Nala O. Williams, Stockton University
Sa'Miyah Wright, Stockton University
Alexis Crook, University of Louisville



To be eligible for the Ankh Maat Wedjau Honor Society, students must:

  • Be a major or minor in Africana Studies, Pan   African Studies or Black Studies, etc.
  • Have maintained a 3.5 grade point average (or an equivalent  letter grade) in their Africana Studies coursework.
  • Have a 3.0 grade point average overall in all coursework undertaken.
  • Have completed a minimum of 60 semester credits or its equivalent and have undertaken a minimum of 12 semester units (or its equivalent) in their Africana Studies major or minor.
  • Be a current NCBS yearly member.
  • Complete an application by the deadline submitting the required information and $25 fee.
  • Application deadline is January 16th, 2019

Prospective undergraduate membership:

Students nominated must be a major or minor in Africana Studies, Pan African Studies or Black Studies, etc.

Prospective graduate student membership:

Students must be pursuing Masters or Doctoral degrees in Black Studies. For those students who are not pursuing graduate work leading to an actual degree in Black Studies, a minor field will be acceptable (e.g. the Ph.D. in sociology with a concentration in African American studies or the M.A. in political science with a concentration in African American Politics).

Prospective Scholar-Activist:
Activities include research, scholarly publications, engagement in social, cultural, and political organizations; demonstrated commitment to the empowerment of the Black community, including leadership in the establishment of organizations or programs dedicated to the development and advancement of the Black community (e.g. Saturday academies, after school programs, etc.); and/or an academic appointment in the field of Black Studies.

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