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.

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.”


Dining Stipend Opportunity Available for Africana Studies Minors

In partnership with UCF Business Services, the UCF History Department offers the UCF Africana Studies & Business Services Dining Stipend. The stipend is All Access 7 Dining Meal Plan Stipend for both Fall and Spring semesters, valued at $3,960. Africana Studies minors are encouraged to review requirements and submit applications by August 10, 2018.¬†¬†Learn more… Read more »

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  • 1993 Jackie Joyner-Kersee wins her seventeenth consecutive heptathlon, edging out Germany's Sabine Braun in the World Track and Field Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

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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 hold a faculty position at the University of Central Florida (from mid-1970s to early 1980s), Washington was a humanitarian and leader who not only taught a life of service, but also lived it. His sincerity and altruism had a profound impact on those with whom he had contact. The paragraphs that follow provide insight into John T. Washin...

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