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.

John Henrik Clarke

“History is a clock that people use to tell there political and cultural time of day.  It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography.  History tells a people where they have been and what they have been, where they are and what they are.  Most important, history tells a people where they still must go, what they still must be. The relationship of history to the people is the same as the relationship of a mother to her child.”


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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 Lecture Series
Wednesday October 18, 2017; 10:30am - 11:15am

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series
Wednesday November 15, 2017; 10:30am - 11:45am

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Today in Africana History

  • 1830 The National Negro Convention convenes in Philadelphia with the purpose of abolishing slavery.
  • 1664 Maryland takes the lead in passing laws against marriage of English women to black men.

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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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