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.

Thurgood Marshall

“A child bourn to a black mother in a state like Mississippi-born to the dumbest, poorest sharecropper-by merely drawing itself breath in the democracy has exactly the same rights as a white baby born to the wealthiest person in the United States. It is not true, but I challenge anyone to say it’s not a goal worth working for.”


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When A Man Has A Voice

When: February 28th, 2017 Where: Student Union Key West 218 A Time: 10:30 A.M. to 11:45 A.M. Speaker: Dr. Myron E. Moorehead II Topic: When A Man Has A Voice   Dr. Moorehead is a private practice physician specializing in gynecology and laser micro surgery, and the founder and director of the Women’s Laser Institute… Read more »

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Today in Africana History

  • 1902 Marian Anderson, world-renowned opera singer and civil rights advocate, is born in Philadelphia, PA.
  • 1872 Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard University's law school, becoming the first black female lawyer in the United States and the third woman admitted to the bar.
  • 1872 Charlotte Ray graduates from Howard University's law school, becoming the first black female lawyer in the United States and the third woman admitted to the bar.

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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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Contact

Main Office: CNH110
Ph: 407-823-0026
africana@ucf.edu

Mailing Address:
12790 Aquarius Agora Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816

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