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Black History Month 2016 

February 1 – February 29


Black History Month Poster

February is Black History Month and a time to commemorate African-Americans who have changed the world. Celebrating Black History began in 1926, when Carter G. Woodson, Ph.D., a Harvard graduate, initiated Negro History Week. Woodson, a historian, chose the second week in February because it included the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. 

Intercultural Engagement Center is proud to provide a schedule of events surrounding this momentous celebration. As many celebrate Black History Month, IEC will be including additional information from the community as it becomes available (check this site frequently for the most current information).

2016 Black History Month
Theme: "Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories" 

Complete Description of Events (PDF | 402KB)

Black History Month Poster (PDF | 4MB)

Did you know that IEC is an advocacy office?

As a unit within the Dean of Students, we embrace the values of student empowerment, helping students recognize and achieve their aspirations, and compassionate student advocacy. That means that folks can report injustice to our office, you could consider us consultants in your work, and we aim to be partners in addressing the specific needs of underrepresented groups on our campus.