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.

Malcolm X

“Anything I do, I regard as urgent. NO man is given but so much time to accomplish whatever is his life’s work. My life in particular never has stayed fixed in one position very long…I am only facing the facts when I know that any moment, of any day, or any night, could bring my death.”


A Historical Prospective through Poetry

The James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series presents Mrs. Valada Flewellyn, poet, historian, curator and public lecturer. In her November 9 lecture, “A Historical Prospective through Poetry,” Flewellyn will share how her relationship with the father of the African American museum Icabod Flewellen influenced her poetry, storytelling and passion for history. Valada Flewellyn is the author… Read more »

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Today in Africana History

  • 1908 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. politician and civil rights activist, is born in New Haven, Conn.

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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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