Black History Month

About Black History Month (February)

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S history. Dr. Carter G. Woodson founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life, which initiated the first variation of Black History month, titled, Negro History Week in 1926 during the second week of February. In 1970 according to the Kent Stater, Kent State University began observance of Black History Month, however, it was not until 1976 that every president designated the month of February as Black History Month. 


2022 Black History Month Celebration honoring our late Kent State faculty: Dr. Barnes, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Crosby. These individuals were instrumental in educating thousands of Kent State University students and alumni.
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To acknowledge and honor the fact that Black History Month began at Kent State University
and pay homage to those who were pivotal in the origin of the month long celebration, we've developed the hashtag.

#BHMBirthPlace 


2022 BLACK HISTORY ARTWORK

 The design was inspired by the theme “Re-Education of Our History”.

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2022 BLACK HISTORY MONTH ARTWORK