Heritage Months | Kent State University

Heritage Months

Kent State University celebrates heritage months with many programs and events. 

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)

Kent State University is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with this calendar of events. These events are great opportunities to celebrate the culture, learn more about the heritage, and bring groups together. The celebration is a University-wide celebration for all cultures to celebrate the Hispanic and Latino Heritage. Come out and attend some of the events as well as encourage and bring others with you! 

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Native American History Month (November)

Native American Heritage Month it is a time to celebrate, recognize, and inform the public about the culture, traditions, histories, art, and contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Native American Heritage Month began in 1976, as Native American Awareness Week, which was observed in October. Native American Heritage Month began in 1976, as Native American Awareness week in October. In 1990, President Bush approved the designation of November as National American Indian Heritage Month.

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Black History Month (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. 

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