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.”


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

  • 1900 First Pan-African Conference, organized by Henry-Sylvester Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, is held at Westminster Town Hall London.
  • 1868 The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans.

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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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