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.

Jesse Owens

“Any black who strives to achieve in this country should think in terms of not only himself, but also how he can reach down and grab another black child and pull him to the top of the mountain where he is.”


“Toussaint Louverture” The Champion of a people, and his sacrifices for freedom and equality.

When: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: “Toussaint Louverture” The Champion of a people, and his sacrifices for freedom and equality.                       Speaker: Patrick Noze   About the Speaker: “Born in Haiti… Read more »

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Today in Africana History

  • 1935 Singer Sam Cooke, one of the 1960s most popular singers best known for "You Send Me" and "Twisting the Night Away" , is born in Chicago.
  • 1906 Pioneering aviator Willa Brown-Chappel is born in Glasgow, KY.

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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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