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Spring 2019 New Courses

Published: Dec 5th, 2018

During the fall 2019 semester, the African American Studies Program will offer two new courses.  Dr. Ashley Preston will teach Black Women’s Activism on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during period… Read More

Dr. Manoucheka Celeste’s National Communications Award

Published: Nov 15th, 2018

Manoucheka Celeste, Assistant Professor in both the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research & the African American Studies Program at the University of Florida, recently received the 2018… Read More

Remembering the Life and Legacy of Dr. Mildred Hill-Lubin

Published: Oct 16th, 2018

Dr. Mildred Hill-Lubin, a friend of and advocate for the African American Studies Program, passed away recently in Gainesville.  She began her teaching career at Paine College in 1962 and… Read More

African Americans in Paris Spring Break Course

Published: Oct 1st, 2018

Dr. Sharon Austin teaches the African Americans in Paris class during the spring break of each year.  If you would like information, please contact her at  You can also… Read More

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Virgil Hawkins

Published: Sep 18th, 2018

On November 1, 2018, the UF African American Studies Program will honor the late civil rights pioneer Virgil Hawkins from 2pm-3:30pm in the Chamber Room of the Reitz Union.  Attorney… Read More

Panel Commemorating 60 Years of Desegregation on September 27th

Published: Sep 7th, 2018

On Thursday September 27, 2018 at 6pm in the Reitz Union Second Floor Auditorium (686 Museum Road), the African American Studies Program will commemorate sixty years of desegregation.  In 1958,… Read More

Dr. Sharon Austin’s Promotion to Full Professor

Published: Jun 21st, 2018

The UF African American Studies Program congratulates its Director, Dr. Sharon Austin, for her promotion to full professor.  She has also received a University of Florida Term Professorship.  Dr. Austin… Read More

AFA Faculty Win Grants!

Published: Jun 12th, 2018

Several of the African American Studies core faculty members, affiliate faculty members, and advisory board members are members of research teams that have been awarded Intersections Grants from the Mellon Foundation (organized by the Center… Read More

Welcome Dr. Ashley Robertson Preston

Published: May 15th, 2018

Dr. Ashley Robertson Preston will join the African American Studies faculty this fall.  She received a doctorate in African Diaspora History/Public History from Howard University.  This fall, Dr. Preston will… Read More

Congratulations Graduates!

Published: May 7th, 2018

The African American Studies Program congratulates the students who have graduated during the 2017-18 academic year.  Go Gators! December 2017 Graduates with the Major Andres Arroyo Charly Cadet Shannon Lewis… Read More