Shelby Birch-Former Africana Studies Student’s Performance and Book Signing


April 7, 2017

Please support this amazing young lady from Orlando in her debut performance and book signing event tonight at 6PM (see attached flyer). She is a recent graduate from UCF with a minor in Africana Studies and is already making a name for herself in Washington, D. C., where she has worked since her graduation.  It may be the last time… Read more »

Timothy Babtunde Adebule: African and Nigerian History


March 13, 2017

When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 From 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM Where: UCF Student Union Key West, Room 218A Speaker: Timothy Babatunde Adebule CEO of Three Masks Inc.   Topic: African and Nigerian History Description: The history of Africa comes alive for students as they learn how their ancestors portrayed the events in their era… Read more »

New Africana Studies online collections


February 28, 2017

In honor of Black History Month, the UCF Libraries and the Africana Studies program would like to announce the acquisition of five new African American primary source databases. These collections, which were acquired as part of a technology fee proposal, fill a crucial need for primary source material related to the far-ranging field of African… Read more »

When A Man Has A Voice


February 1, 2017

Dr. Myron E. Moorehead II is a private practice physician specializing in gynecology and laser micro surgery, and the founder and director of the Women’s Laser Institute and the Fibroid Center. He has pioneered laser treatment of fibroids for gynecological and infertility problems, providing women throughout the New Orleans metropolitan area with alternatives to hysterectomy. An active community leader, Dr. Moorehead was elected in 1999 to serve as King Zulu, representing Mardi Gras’ largest predominantly African-American carnival krewe established in 1909.

Vabre selected for Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C.


January 31, 2017

Anabelle Vabre has been selected as an intern for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C. Vabre is currently pursuing a B.A. in human communications and a minor in Africana Studies. Vabre is one of only fifteen interns chosen to learn about congressional leadership, advocacy and national policy development in the nation’s capital. The… Read more »

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


January 19, 2017

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


November 16, 2016

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”


November 14, 2016

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


October 12, 2016

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


September 30, 2016

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 »