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.

James Weldon Johnson

“O black and unknown bards of long ago. How came your lips to touch the sacred fire?”


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

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 »

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Area Studies Events

Today in Africana History

  • 1900 First Pan-African Conference, organized by Henry-Sylvester Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, is held at Westminster Town Hall London.
  • 1868 The 14th Amendment is ratified, granting citizenship to African Americans.

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John T. Washington

One of the most influential professors to join the UCF faculty, John T. Washington's influence went far beyond the classroom. At a time in UCF and American history when African Americans were boldly presented with racial inequalities and injustices, Washington was a soft-spoken, selfless leader, who dedicated his life to serving and standing up for others. Besides being one of the first African Americans to ho...

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Contact

Main Office: CNH110
Ph: 407-823-0026
africana@ucf.edu

Mailing Address:
12790 Aquarius Agora Dr.
Orlando, FL 32816

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