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African American Studies Program Welcomes Abdia do Nascimento Awardees

Published: Oct 26th, 2017

The prestigious Abdias Nascimento Award, named after the Brazilian writer, scholar, activist, and politician who played a significant role in the emergence of Black Studies as an academic discipline in… Read More

Short Video Describes UF AFA Program

Published: Sep 17th, 2017

University of Florida student, James Worthy, produced a short video that describes the benefits of taking African American Studies courses at UF.  You can view it at  

African Americans in Paris Spring Break 2018 Class

Published: Sep 8th, 2017

Dr. Sharon Austin will offer the African Americans in Paris Spring Break course in March 2018. The course will introduce students to three groups Black Americans who have traveled to… Read More

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

University of Florida Students Mentor Summer Camp Youth

Published: Aug 10th, 2017

University of Florida Students Mentor Summer Camp Youth GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida (UF) students have completed a second successful summer of helping youth from the City of Gainesville… 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