UCF 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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must ever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”


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Shelby Birch-Former Africana Studies Student’s Performance and Book Signing

Please support this amazing young lady from Orlando in her debut performance and book signing event tonight at 6PM (see attached flyer). She is a recent graduate from UCF with a minor in Africana Studies and is already making a name for herself in Washington, D. C., where she has worked since her graduation.  It may be the last time… Read more »

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Area Studies Events

Khalil Osiris Presents "Change Your Mindset"
Wednesday October 18, 2017; 10:30am - 11:15am

Karen Adamopoulos Presents "From Yesterday to Tomorrow"
Wednesday November 15, 2017; 10:30am - 11:45am

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Today in Africana History

  • 1998 Betty Carter, jazz singer, dies from pancreatic cancer in her New York City home.
  • 1937 Bessie Smith, "Empress of the Blues," dies.

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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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Main Office: CNH551
Ph: 407-823-2225
history@ucf.edu

Mailing Address:
12790 Aquarius Agora Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816-1350

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