Posts Categorized: News

“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 in… Read more »

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 »

Darrell Butler “Personal Empowerment: A Historical Breakthrough”

When: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: “Personal Empowerment: A Historical Breakthrough” Darrell Butler applies his 20 years of personal empowerment consulting through the lenses of milestone historical events of the African American experience. This will be a facilitated, interactive discussion to… Read more »

Allie L. Braswell: The Black Veteran’s Journey: First Class Service, Second Class Treatment

When: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: The Black Veteran’s Journey: First Class Service, Second Class Treatment Allie L. Bradwell, Managing Director The Braswell Group Allie Braswell, US Marine Veteran, will share the incredible journey and contributions that African Heritage Veterans have… Read more »

National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is a Smithsonian Institution museum established in December 2003. The museum’s building, designed by David Adjaye, is on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. It has close to 37,000 objects in its collection related to such subjects as community, family, the arts, religion, civil rights,… Read more »

Sandra Sousa: “The Portuguese Colonization in Africa: an Empire of Words”

When: Wednesday, September 28, 2016  From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Topic: The Portuguese Colonization in Africa: an Empire of Words Sandra Sousa,  Assistant Professor Modern Languages & Literatures Latin American Studies University of Central Florida This presentation focuses on the role of colonial literature in interpreting, valorizing,… Read more »

Racism in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter

A Discussion of Racism in the University and the Orlando Community Location: Classroom Building II: Room 207 Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016   3 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. UCF Sociology presents Racism in the Era of #BlackLivesMatter: A Discussion of Racism in the University and the Orlando Community on Tuesday, March 29th at 3:00 p.m. in the Classroom… Read more »

History Curriculum Needs More Coverage of Black Inventors

There is a reason we study Russian and European history as an integral part of our history curriculum. History is required from pre-K to college because it is a vital part of knowing how you and your country came to be. UCF Forum columnist, Anthony Major extrapolates upon how history helps shape perceptions about the… Read more »

Julian Chambliss: “A World in Black and White”

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series Monday, February 18, 2016 Time: 10:30 A.M. – 11:45 A.M Location: Key West 218 A About the Speaker: Like most Floridians, Julian C. Chambliss was not born in the state. His true origin remains shrouded in mystery. We know that his quiet demeanor and glowing character guided him through childhood…. Read more »