Annual Dr. John T. Washington Scholarship Luncheon honors four recipients

February 20, 2018

The UCF Africana Studies Program Awards held its annual Dr. John T. Washington Community Service and Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 19, 2018. The awards luncheon honors Dr. John T Washington, one of UCF’s first African-American professors, by recognizing UCF students along with community adults and youth who have made outstanding contributions to our local area…. Read more »

Florida veteran establishes a legacy of honor and valor

February 8, 2018

When Joe Tillmon was in elementary school, segregation was still legal. However in the 5th grade, when Tillmon’s all black school became an integrated institution, he found himself as one of the only two black boys in his class. One day after a social studies lesson, while Tillmon was at recess, a classmate told him… Read more »

New African American Primary Source Collections now available at UCF Libraries

February 1, 2018

In honor of Black History Month, the UCF Libraries, the Department of History, and the Africana Studies program would like to announce the acquisition of two new African American primary source collections. These are the second of a two-part technology fee proposal. The first phase led to the acquisition of six new databases: Black Abolitionist… Read more »

James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series- Fall 2017

November 29, 2017

The Africana Studies Program recently concluded this year’s James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series. The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This year’s feature speakers included: Visual Artist and UCF professor Dr. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, inspirational speaker Khalil Osiris M.A., and Founding President of the Central Florida chapter… Read more »

ASALH 2017 Chapter

November 29, 2017

The Africana Studies program is now a chartered member of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH, which was established on September 9, 2015. The organization aims to continue Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s legacy by promoting, researching, preserving, interpreting and disseminating information about Black life, history and culture to… Read more »

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 »