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Black History Month Programs Begin in February

Black History Month is a time when communities across the nation celebrate the of achievements by Black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Black History Month started as “Negro History Week,” in 1926, conceived by Carter G. Woodson, an influential African American historian, educator and scholar. In 1976, it became a month-long national observance. February was selected as the official month to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

At NC State, we choose to spend Black History Month celebrating the achievements, culture and contribution of members of the Black and African Diaspora. This year, our theme is “Reclaiming Our Time: Solidifying Our Existence in the Wake of Resistance.” All featured programming will begin with the preface “Reclaiming Our…” followed by a word or phrase that directly connects to how we will take ownership of our experiences and counter-storytelling throughout the month.

This Year’s Highlights

Highlights of this year’s Black History Month programs around the theme of “Reclaiming Our Time: Solidifying Our Existence in the Wake of Resistance” include:

RECLAIMING OUR SPACE: KICKOFF EVENT
Thursday, February 1, 2018, 12:00-2:00 p.m., Talley Student Union Lobby
Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs.

RECLAIMING OUR BODIES: R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
Friday, February 16, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Suite 5210
Hosted by the Women’s Center and Multicultural Student Affairs.

RECLAIMING OUR HISTORY: BLACK STUDENT INVOLVEMENT
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Room 3222
Hosted by the Society of African American Culture.

RECLAIMING OUR COINS: UJAMAA FRIDAY
Friday, February 23, 2018, 2:00-6:00 p.m., Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356
Hosted by the African American Cultural Center and the Durham Chamber of Commerce.

RECLAIMING OUR LEGACY: ACTIVISM
Monday, February 26, 2018, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Witherspoon Student Center, Room 356
Hosted by the National Panhellenic Council.

RECLAIMING OUR TIME: UNAPOLOGETICALLY ME
Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m., Talley Student Union, Currituck Ballroom
Hosted by Multicultural Student Affairs.

More Events

  • For the full calendar of Black History Month 2018 events, see go.ncsu.edu/bhm.