Huntley House for African American Men

Mission and Vision

The Huntley House strives to foster a sense of connectedness for African American males and facilitate opportunities for personal and academic growth. Students will have the opportunity to explore issues of ethnicity, identity, and leadership, while receiving vital academic support and actively participating in and contributing to campus. 

Co-Curricular Programs

A preview of co-curricular programs and activities for Spring 2015 can be found here. Students will also meet regularly with a professional advisor who will support their retention by providing guidance, encouragement, and resources. 

 

History

Huntley House is named in honor of Dr. Horace Huntley, a member of the first AA&AS graduating class in 1970, who went on to earn a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh and become a Professor of History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Huntley was one of the leaders in the Morrill Hall Takeover in the spring of 1969, when a small group of African American students occupied the University of Minnesota's administration building. This action led to the fall 1969 founding of the University's Afro-American and African Studies department (as it was then known), one of the first in the nation. The action also led to the creation of increased scholarship and on-campus student support opportunities for African American students.

Contact

Shakeer Abdullah 
Phone: 612-624-5124
Email: sabdulla@umn.edu

 

 

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