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. John T. Washington Community Service Awards and Scholarship Luncheon

Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards and Scholarship Luncheon When: Monday, February 27, 2017 from Noon to 2:00 PM Where: UCF Student Union Pegasus Ballroom Guest Speaker: Dr. Myron E. Moorehead II Topic: When A Man Has A Voice Each year, the Africana Studies Program hosts the Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards… Read more »

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  • 1870 Alexandre Dumas French novelist and dramatist dies.

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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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