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.
“We, the black women of today, must accept the full weight of a legacy wrought in blood by our mothers in chains…heirs to a tradition to supreme perseverance and heroic resistance.”
The Africana Studies Program recently concluded its spring semester James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series . The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This semester’s feature speakers included sociologist and UCF professor Dr. Jonathan Cox, UCF history professors Dr…. Read more »
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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