Africana Studies

Africana Studies is dedicated to developing expertise and knowledge of the African Diaspora.

The program's interdisciplinary approach emphasizes the artistic and intellectual traditions of all people of the African Diaspora. The Minor in Africana Studies is designed to complement a student's major, incorporating courses from many subject areas.

Frederick Douglass

“You have seen how a man was made a slave; you shall see how a slave was made a man.”


Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva “Racism in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter”

Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva Racism in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter: A Discussion of Racism in the University and the Orlando Community Location: Classroom Building II: Room 207 Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016   3 p.m. — 5:30 p.m.

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Today in Africana History

  • 1872 Prominent poet and writer Paul Lawrence Dunbar is born in Dayton Ohio
  • 1833 Prudence Crandall, a white woman, arrested for teaching black girls at her academy in Canterbury, Conn.

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John T. Washington

One of the most influential professors to join the UCF faculty, John T. Washington's influence went far beyond the classroom. At a time in UCF and American history when African Americans were boldly presented with racial inequalities and injustices, Washington was a soft-spoken, selfless leader, who dedicated his life to serving and standing up for others. Besides being one of the first African Americans to ho...

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