Black History Month

Black History Month started in 1925 as “Negro History Week” by Carter G. Woodson to raise awareness of African American’s contribution to civilization and American society. The event was first celebrated during a week in February 1926 that encompassed the birthdays of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The celebration was expanded from one week to a month in 1976, the nation’s bicentennial, to signify the importance of Black history, the Civil Rights movement, and the contributions of African Americans to our history and culture.



Black History Month

Keynote Speaker: Taylor Stewart
Wednesday, February 8th
Smith Hall

Skin Color & Hair Poster Presentations
Monday, February 13th
Watzek Library

Celebrate BHM with a Beat with Alumni
Thursday, February 23rd
Smith Hall

Dance Party: 90’s Theme
Friday, February 24th

In My Shoes: Walking Tour
Throughout February


More information and RSVP forms in our LinkTree!
IME’s LinkTree
Learn about our Black Student Union (BSU) student affinity group!

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