Official portrait of President Barack Obama in the Oval Office, Dec. 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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An Assessment of the Obama Presidency

In 2008, Barack Hussein Obama became the first African American president of the United States and was reelected in 2012.  President Obama will leave office in January 2017.  The African… Read More


African American Studies

Any student entering UF as a freshman is able to declare African American Studies (AFA) as their major.  Students interested in transferring into the major should consult the CLAS Transfer… Read More


The Independent Florida Alligator Newspaper Features an Article on the Ilyasah Shabazz Lecture

On Monday September 28th, Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of the late activist Malcolm X, gave an address to a packed audience in the Ocora in Pugh Hall.   Ms. Shabazz… Read More

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African Americans in Paris 2016 Spring Break Course

The annual African Americans in Paris course will take place during spring break in Paris, France.  This year, fourteen students will receive two or three hours of credit for this… Read More