One ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.

- W. E. B. Du Bois

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African American Male Conferences, Symposia, Commissions and Centers

Mission & Purpose

The African-American Male Applied Research (AAMAR) is an interdisciplinary research initiative with the mission to advance understanding of how best to improve the lives of African-American males, with special attention to the population of Southeastern North Carolina.

By conducting research and assessment to authentically and accurately articulate African-American male experiences and identify best practices in education and human services. The research produced will be discussed and disseminated, and the the basis for advocacy for the use off findings/implications towards policy, service, and program formation centered on the strengths and resiliency of African-American males.

Current Work

"I knew I was a man when ..." [more info]

Effective Interactions with African American Males [more info]