UCF 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.

Sojourner Truth

“Then that little man in back, there, he says women can’t have as much rights as men, ’cause Christ wasn’t a woman! Where did your Christ come from? From God and a woman! Man had nothing to do with Him.”


First semester student receives Dining Stipend Award

Nia Washington is the recipient of the Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend Award. The Africana Studies minor was chosen for the award from a group of applicants based on her academic standing, community involvement and a personal essay. The UCF Africana Studies and Business Services Dining Stipend is an All Access 7 Dining Meal… Read more »

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Area Studies Events

Championships and Civil Rights: Jake Gaither, FAMU, and the Early Civil Rights Movement
Wednesday November 20, 2019; 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Slavery: The Prison Industrial Complex
Thursday November 21, 2019; 3:00pm - 5:00pm

History Grad Get Together
Wednesday December 04, 2019; 4:30pm - 5:30pm

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Today in Africana History

  • 1997 Drs. Paula Mahone and Karen Drake head a team of forty specialists in the first successful delivery of septuplets, born in Carlisle, IA.
  • 1797 Abolitionist and women's rights advocate Sojourner Truth is born in New York.

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John T. Washington

The University of Central Florida History Department and the Africana Studies Program is pleased to host the first annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series benefiting scholarships for Africana Studies Minors. Please join us for this new lecture series, which upholds the legacy and continues the mission of the annual Dr. John T. Washington Community Service and Scholarship Awards Luncheon. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the Live Oak Event Center with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and presentatio...

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