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.

Sojourner Truth

“Then that little man in back, there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”


Sandra Sousa: “The Portuguese Colonization in Africa: an Empire of Words”

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016  From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: The Portuguese Colonization in Africa: an Empire of Words Sandra Sousa,  Assistant Professor Modern Languages & Literatures Latin American Studies University of Central Florida This presentation focuses on the role of colonial literature in interpreting, valorizing,… Read more »

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Today in Africana History

  • 1912 W.C. Handy's "Memphis Blues" is published.

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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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