"Celebrating Thirty Years of Africana Studies," public program 1999.
Prof. Amiri Baraka. Baraka, a renowned playwright, poet, activist, and critic, taught at Stony Brook for 17 years.
The late Dr. William McAdoo came to Stony Brook in 1978. He was appointed Assistant Professor after receiving his Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan in 1983. He became Program Director of Africana Studies in 1994. Quoted in the New York Times, Prof. WIlliam Godfrey credited McAdoo with "transforming a marginal program to a really good department." As Associate Professor in 1995, he became an Affiliate in the History Department. He died in 2003 and a scholarship bears his name.