UF Celebrates Black History Month

The University of Florida is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the achievements of African-Americans and their families, and the role they have played in shaping our country — and more specifically, our university.

Throughout the month of February, the university will highlight the Black experience at UF through events, campus initiatives and inspiring stories.

“As we highlight Black excellence at UF during Black History Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of our African-American community, while reflecting on the unfinished work necessary to become a vibrant, unapologetically antiracist, and equity-minded community of educators,” said Antonio Farias, UF’s chief diversity officer. 

In many ways, 2021’s Black History Month will be different from previous years, with many events being held virtually. UF encourages you to visit our website dedicated to our latest features, and share with us your thoughts on the Black experience at UF by using the hashtag #BlackHistoryMonth and tagging @UF.

It is also a chance to revisit a pledge by President Kent Fuchs to become a positive part of change against racism. As a part of that effort, more than a dozen faculty teams have been awarded nearly $1 million for projects focused on racial disparities in health care, diversity in professional programs, challenges in developing and teaching an inclusive curriculum, and strategies for creating a more inclusive campus environment.


The University of Florida’s mission is to prepare our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. Recognized as among the top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report, UF is one of the nation’s largest public universities, and is the only member of the Association of American Universities in Florida. Teaching, research and scholarship, and service span all of the UF’s academic disciplines and represent its commitment to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership. www.ufl.edu.

UF News February 3, 2021