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UCF Africana Studies Professor Don Harrell to Speak at Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series
February 12, 2021 Don Harrell, adjunct professor of Africana Studies and co-founder of Orisirisi African Folklore, will present "Uprooting Racism: An Evolution of Hip-Hop and Hip-Hop Nation Story" at the third annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series.
Faculty from Africana Studies, History, SVAD partner with COS for Virtual Black Lives Teach-In July 2
June 29, 2020 The online event July 2, 3-5pm will cover aspects of systemic racism against Black people in America, as well as international perspectives on the issues
A Look Back at the Start of UCF’s Black Student Union
February 04, 2020 UCF alumni Roland Williams and Wiletha Williams share their experience as some of the university’s first students.
Exhibits celebrate black community, friendship during Black History Month
January 24, 2020 Two concurrent exhibits—one at UCF and one at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa—use photographs to explore themes of black community, friendship and resilience in the face of systemic violence and discrimination.
Students receive Africana Studies scholarships
January 17, 2020 Three students recently received scholarships from the Africana Studies program for the Fall 2019 and/or Spring 2020 semesters.
James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series: Exploring gynecology through a socio-cultural anthropological lens
November 12, 2019 Nessette Falu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UCF, delivered the second lecture in the 2019 James Weldon Johnson Lecture Series, "Afrofuturistic Bem-Estar: Black Lesbians' Wellbeing, Liberation, and Gynecology in Brazil." Falu framed the discussion in the context of the growing field of Afrofuturism, and used "an afrofuturistic vision to reimagine freedom and legitimize non-normative Black female patient bodies' creativity, beauty, love, and collective wellbeing."
“Awareness, Appreciation and Advocacy”: Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community honors UCF
October 11, 2019 Preserve the Eatonville Community, Inc. celebrated and honored UCF’s ongoing role in documenting, preserving, and educating others about the historically African American town of Eatonville.
In remembrance of Anthony “Tony” Major
June 04, 2019 Longtime professor Tony Major remembered for contribution to film, UCF: Major died at the age of 79 after 24 years at the university and leaves a legacy of students who have gone on to careers as actors, producers, directors and talent agents.
Inaugural Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series for Africana Studies
March 11, 2019 The UCF Africana Studies Program and History Department hosted the first annual Dr. John T. Washington Lecture Series at the Live Oak Event Center. A’Lelia Bundles, the great-great-granddaughter of Madam C.J. Walker, spoke on the theme “Raising Our Voices: Madam C.J. Walker’s Legacy of Leadership, Activism and Education.”