Several faculty, staff and students have been meeting and have joined together to form the UCF Black History Month Steering Committee. This committee was formed to collaborate on the planning and implementation of a campuswide Black History Month Celebration.    

On Feb 1, 2011 at 12 p.m., a universitywide Opening Ceremony will kick off the celebration of Black History Month at UCF. During the month of February, the events will recognize, celebrate and salute the accomplishments of Black Americans. Various offices and departments at UCF have put together programs, presentations, speakers and events to showcase and educate our community on these accomplishments. 

“One of the committee’s goals of the illustrious university is to promote diversity and inclusiveness in our community and it is our hope that these events will open the door to valuing all of the accomplishments of members of our community,” said Germayne Crow Graham, assistant director for Student Leadership Development. “We hope that you will join us as we kick off the month dedicated to celebrating Black Americans.”

  Let’s Celebrate “The Art of Our Survival” at the UCF Black History Month Opening Ceremony on February 1 in the Student Union, Cape Florida Ball Room at 12 noon. Carol E. Mundy, from the African American Cultural and Diasporic Research Center, will be the special guest.

For a schedule of February’s Black History Month’s events, visit:

 For questions or information, contact Germayne Graham or Edwanna Andrews at 407.823.2223. Please consider being a part of this united effort.