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.”

Today in Africana History

  • 1944 Matthew Henson receives a joint medal from Congress as co-discoverer of the North Pole.

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Area Studies Events

Special Event: Islamic Architecture: Past and Present
Thursday February 02, 2023; 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga
Friday February 10, 2023; 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Spring 2023 Hands-On History Internship Showcase
Friday April 21, 2023; 10:00am - 12:30pm

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John T. Washington

The University of Central Florida History Department and the Africana Studies Program is pleased to host the annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series benefiting scholarships for Africana Studies Minors. This lecture series 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 Thursday, February 17, 2022 virtually on Zoom starting at 6 p.m. This year's featured speaker, Dr. Leah Gaines will present "'It Could, in Fact, Conquer the Color Line': Black Women, Beauty Advertisements, and Dreams of Equality." Considering early 1900s American beauty advertisements, this presentation serves to explore some of ...

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