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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.