Numerous Events Scheduled to Celebrate Black History Month

The Office of Multicultural Affairs has collaborated with different campus organizations on a full schedule of events throughout February to celebrate Back History Month.

“We have a lot of unique, new and educational events that we have put together for Black History Month,” said Jeff Mallory, director of multicultural affairs. “It is our hope that everyone on campus—regardless of race and ethnicity—will take some time to participate in the events and also engage in healthy dialogue.”

Celebrating Black History Month on the Bluff

Black History Month was first recognized as “Negro History Week” by African American Scholar—Dr. Carter G. Woodson in 1926. In 1976, Black History Month was expanded to include the entire month of February. Dr. Woodson selected the month of February because it included the birthdays of abolitionist Fredrick Douglass and President Abraham Lincoln. Continue reading