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.
North Carolina State NPHC presents- A Legacy of Activism: a program which will detail the immense role the National Pan-Hellenic Council has played in advocating for the the social political and economic rights of African American’s in the United States.
Contact for more information: Trevor Jenkins email@example.com
Do you ever feel people are constantly trying to put you in a box? While it can be uncomfortable, you don’t have to shy away from your authentic self. Join us for a real conversation about how you can own your individuality and live your life without apology.
Please contact Leah Young firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Join the Mu Xi chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. for a discussion about stereotypes and misconceptions associated with black hair in the contemporary. Our panel will include professionals who have experience navigating the stigma surrounding black hair.
Contact for more information: Andrykah Smith – email@example.com
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact Multicultural Student Affairs at 919.515.3835.