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

Afrofuturism Conference - ZORA! Festival
Thursday January 30, 2020 - Friday January 31, 2020; Thu 8:30am - Fri 4:30pm

Faculty Book Talk: "A Satellite Empire: Romanian Rule in Southwestern Ukraine, 1941-1944" presented by Dr. Vladimir Solonari
Wednesday February 05, 2020; 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Film Screening: Hymns of Three Cities
Thursday February 13, 2020; 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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Today in Africana History

  • 1935 Singer Sam Cooke, one of the 1960s most popular singers best known for "You Send Me" and "Twisting the Night Away" , is born in Chicago.
  • 1906 Pioneering aviator Willa Brown-Chappel is born in Glasgow, KY.

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John T. Washington

The University of Central Florida History Department and the Africana Studies Program is pleased to host the second 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 Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at the Teaching Academy, 117 with a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. and presentations and lecture starting at 6 p.m. Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law at the University of California-Irvine School of Law will present Overcoming Injustice: Why Women's C...

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