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.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must ever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”


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James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series Focuses on Sociology and History

                    The Africana Studies Program recently concluded its spring semester James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series . The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This semester’s feature speakers included sociologist and UCF professor Dr. Jonathan Cox, UCF history professors Dr…. Read more »

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Today in Africana History

  • 1991 Maryann Bishop Coffey becomes the first female African American co chair of the National Conference of Christians and Jews.

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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 hold a faculty position at the University of Central Florida (from mid-1970s to early 1980s), Washington was a humanitarian and leader who not only taught a life of service, but also lived it. His sincerity and altruism had a profound impact on those with whom he had contact. The paragraphs that follow provide insight into John T. Washin...

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