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.

Jesse Owens

“Any black who strives to achieve in this country should think in terms of not only himself, but also how he can reach down and grab another black child and pull him to the top of the mountain where he is.”


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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

James Weldon Johnson Lectures Series
Tuesday January 30, 2018; 10:30pm - 11:45pm

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series
Tuesday February 27, 2018; 10:30am - 11:45am

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series
Tuesday March 27, 2018; 10:30am - 11:45am

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Today in Africana History

  • 1994 Jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Clark Terry, and Joshua Redman perform in a concert beamed by satellite to sixty schools nationwide.

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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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