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The UF African American Studies Program Expresses Support for DACA

Published: Aug 14th, 2017

The African American Studies Program at the University of Florida would like to our support for the students and others affected by the suspension of the Deferred Action for Childhood… Read More

AFA Students Drafted in the National Football League

Published: Jul 6th, 2017

Three African American Studies majors have been selected in the NFL Draft. Marcus Maye (pictured below) graduated in April 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and will play for… Read More

AFA Majors Excel at Track and Field

Published: Jul 6th, 2017

African American Studies majors Andres Arroyo, KeAndre Bates, Tyjah Eady, Eric Futch, Timothy (TJ) Hayes, and Carlos Miranda have been competing in several track and field events during the summer 2017… Read More

Welcome Dr. Bryce Henson

Published: Jan 31st, 2017

Dr. Bryce Henson is Visiting Assistant Professor of African American Studies at the University of Florida. His research interests include media & cultural studies, the African diaspora, Black feminist/queer theory,… Read More

The African Diaspora Course

Published: Nov 21st, 2016

During the fall 2017 semester, Dr. Bryce Henson will be teaching the African Diaspora (AFA 3240).  This course meets the 6,000 word writing requirement and provides an overview of transnational fields of… Read More

Kenbe Fem Documentary Features Dr. Manoucheka Celeste

Published: Aug 8th, 2016

On Tuesday  September 5th at 6pm in Smathers Library room 100, the African American Studies Program will sponsor a showing of Kenbe Fem.  After the documentary ends, the audience will… Read More

African American Studies Major, Arman Hall, Wins Gold Medal

Published: Aug 8th, 2016

  Arman Hall,  an African American Studies major, recently won a gold medal after competing in the 4×400-meter relay team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in the 2016 Olympic games. … Read More

Comments on Black Political Engagement in 2016 by Dr. Sharon Austin

Published: Feb 24th, 2016

2016’s States with the Highest Political Engagement Among Blacks by Richie Bernardo Black votes matter. In both 2008 and 2012, black voters turned out at the polls at unprecedented numbers,… Read More

An Assessment of the Obama Presidency

Published: Jan 8th, 2016

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

Changes to the African American Studies Major

Published: Sep 23rd, 2015

Beginning in July 2016, African American Studies majors and minors will no longer have to complete two seminars.  The Senior Integrative Seminar II is being eliminated.  The new requirements for… Read More