About the Institute

Anchored in the Division of the Humanities, English and Social Sciences at Prince George's Community College, the African American Studies Institute engages in digital outreach, educational programs, research and community partnerships. The Institute holds space for meaningful cultural, social and political participation of people of African descent in the affairs which concern their lives, which in turn, benefits the entire learning community. 


The mission of the African American Studies Institute (AASI) at Prince George’s Community College is to facilitate the critical study of the realities and possibilities of people of African descent—both in and beyond the Prince George’s County learning community. The primary goal is to create spaces in which Black lifeways are affirmed, justice is a top priority and healthy futures are envisioned.

Meet the Director

Dr. Iyelli Ichile teaches History in the Department of Social Sciences at Prince George’s Community College.

read her bio

AASI Events

The AASI hosts events throughout the year for the College and community.


PGCC Library Digital Resources

This is a list of resources pertaining to the study of people of African descent. These resources are available via the PGCC Library, which our students, faculty and staff may access using their PGCC login credentials.

Contact Us

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