Center for Multicultural Education

Black History Month

The celebration of African American History started with Carter G. Woodson who established Negro History Week in 1925. The first Negro History Week took place a week in February 1926 that encompassed Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’s birthday. In 1976 it was expanded to Black History Month so take advantage of the variety of events to celebrate the life and legacy of all African Americans.

Check out our photo shoot from our “Because of Them We Can” campaign in 2016: