Our Mission

The mission of the African Diaspora Consortium (ADC) is to impact positively the educational, economic, and artistic outcomes and opportunities of Black populations across the African Diaspora. 


We envision a world where students and individuals across cultures and boarders have shared knowledge, experiences, and expectations for themselves and others. What if individuals focused on opportunities and possibilities and not challenges and problems? In partnership with three universities, Teachers College, Columbia University, Tuskegee University, and the University of Notre Dame, these questions helped to define and shape the mission of the African Diaspora Consortium: to impact positively economic, education, and artistic outcomes and opportunities across the African Diaspora. With a focus on African descendants historically and culturally dispersed in the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, North and South America, we began with Bermuda, Brazil, and the UK as our pilot global partner countries.

ADC seeks to accomplish four main goals:

  • Engage in cutting-edge research that creates new narratives about the African Diaspora, its historical contributions to the human family, and its contemporary triumphs and challenges

  • Bring theory and scholarship to practice in ways that create educational success and outcomes for African descendent populations at all levels globally, while broadening all students’ and individuals’ knowledge, promoting and exchanging learning successes across countries

  • Utilize the Arts (Music, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts) as a vehicle to enhance understanding and connectedness as historical and cultural uplift

  • Participate as a thought-partner in national and global conversations and shape policies that impact the African Diaspora