The History Department hosts lectures, workshops and events for students, faculty and the UCF community.

Sunday, February 16, 2020

  • Exhibit: Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Native Village’: Historic Eatonville Remembered

    John C. Hitt Library

    The UCF History Department exhibit, Zora Neale Hurston’s ‘Native Village’: Historic Eatonville Remembered, hosted on the first-floor gallery wall in the John C. Hitt Library, explores Hurston’s anthropological research into the people, history, and culture of Eatonville. Curated by UCF Associate Professor of History and Director of Public History Dr. Scot French, the exhibit features photographs related to Hurston’s investigation …

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  • Film Screening: “Marching Forward”

    Orange County Regional History Center

    In honor of Black History Month the Orange County Regional History Center proudly presents a special showing of the award-winning UCF film “Marching Forward.” The recent winner of the Atman Award for Diversity in Film, “Marching Forward” deals with race relations in Orlando during the 1960s and how a love for music united the bands of two high schools: Jones …

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  • VR Middle Passage Experience at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center

    Hannibal Square Heritage Center: 642 W New England Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789

    VR Middle Passage Experience is an interactive virtual reality experience where participants are asked to embody an African captive on their trip from Africa to the Americas. This experience is based on historical research from visual and archival materials, the database, and numerous primary accounts. Designers and developers of the VR Middle Passage Experience will demonstrate it at the …

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