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James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series- Fall 2017

The Africana Studies Program recently concluded this year’s James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series. The series featured three presenters who lectured on a variety of topics relevant to Africana studies. This year’s feature speakers included: Visual Artist and UCF professor Dr. Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz, inspirational speaker Khalil Osiris M.A., and Founding President of the Central Florida chapter… Read more »

ASALH 2017 Chapter

The Africana Studies program is now a chartered member of The Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). ASALH, which was established on September 9, 2015. The organization aims to continue Dr. Carter G. Woodson’s legacy by promoting, researching, preserving, interpreting and disseminating information about Black life, history and culture to… Read more »

Dr. Gideon Lewis to present “The Million Dollar Gift” at Awards Luncheon

Each year, the Africana Studies Program hosts the Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards and Scholarship Luncheon in order to recognize adults and youths who have made outstanding contributions to our community. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Gideon J. Lewis, a foot and ankle surgeon, UCF alumnus and member of the UCF Foundation Board of Directors…. Read more »

Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards & Scholarship Luncheon

  The University of Central Florida Africana Studies Program is hosting the 32nd Annual Dr. John T. Washington Community Service Awards & Scholarship Luncheon on Monday, February 22, 2016 at the University of Central Florida’s Student Union Pegasus Ballroom from noon until 2 PM. The luncheon will announce the UCF student winner of the John… Read more »

Africana Studies Minor Program

» UCF Undergraduate Catalog: Africana Studies Minor The Africana Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor that offers courses in a wide range of subject areas such as African American Studies, Africana History, Film, Fine Arts, Latin American Studies, Literature, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Anthropology. Eighteen credit hours are required to complete the minor but… Read more »

Africana Studies Ambassadors Share Knowledge, Passion

Ambassadors for the Africana Studies Program at UCF are passionate about history, culture and community. They are active at the university and engaged with local youth, providing mentorship to young students and promoting the importance of Africana Studies. In addition to providing a face for the program, the ambassadors contribute to its leadership, generating ideas… Read more »

Solving a Historical Puzzle with 5,000 Pieces

With more than 5,000 historic items dating back to the 18th century, UCF’s Carol Mundy Collection tells the story of the African-American experience through books, pamphlets, newspapers, posters, photographs and other rare ephemera. The collection, which is kept in theSpecial Collections & University Archives and displayed on the fifth floor of the John C. Hitt… Read more »

Hip-Hop Class Shares Influence of Drake, Jay-Z

In many ways, rappers including Jay-Z, Nas and Missy Elliot have influenced the clothes, cars and style of youth culture. One class that is featured for the spring semester shows how their rhymes extend further beyond the mic. Professor and folklorist Donald Harrell teaches the “Evolution of Hip Hop,” a class that traces the music… Read more »

African American Studies Instructor Wins Diversity Award

UCF adjunct instructor Donald Harell who teaches the “Evolution of Hip Hop” and runs a performing arts company that promotes African culture has been chosen by his Union College alma mater to receive a national award for his work with enhancing diversity initiatives. Harrell is one of four people selected for the Schenectady, N.Y., college’s… Read more »

3 Win John T. Washington Community Service, Scholarship Awards

Alexis Thompson, a UCF Biology and Health Science major, has her sights on becoming a physician assistant and then someday starting a nonprofit organization that provides healthcare for children in need. “I have always been taught that if the opportunity presents itself to help people less fortunate, it is imperative that you do so,” she… Read more »