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. 


2021 Black History Calendar of Events

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:00am to Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 12:00am

All month long awareness and celebration of BHM. This event can be heard anytime.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

KSU Columbiana Diversity Committee is celebrating Black History Month with a viewing of the movie Selma followed by a discussion. Join in on your preferred device using ZOOM

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm

KSU Columbiana Diversity Committee is celebrating Black History Month with a viewing of the movie Selma followed by a discussion. Join in on your preferred device using ZOOM

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Instagram Live @KentKulture

Thursday, February 25, 2021 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm

Illuminate the global ties of the local liberation work we do daily. Will be a Youtube Live Stream.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Overview of the black experience at Kent State University. We can highlight the history of Black United Students so every black student knows the history and traditions of the organization.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

Join Drs. Ellington and Underwood as they discuss their collaboration that led to the development of both the TEXTURES exhibition, on view at the KSU Museum in September, and the 200-page publication.

Thursday, February 25, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Share their voices

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 7:00am to Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 12:00am

All month long awareness and celebration of BHM. This event can be heard anytime.

Friday, February 26, 2021 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm

For this weeks meeting, we are having a panel with guest speakers to discuss the institutional biases and racism that are harming black mothers. Register early for the meeting link by emailing us!