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Black History Month

Black History is American History. 

Black History Month began in 1926 as "Negro History Week," the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Black History Month provides all Americans the opportunity to celebrate the rich culture, heritage and achievements of black people. When we study and recognize Black History, we study ourselves and our national history.

2024 Events

Black History Month Kick-Off 
Highlights of Black Student Entrepreneurs & The Bayou Kitchen

Feb. 1 | noon–2 p.m. | SSC 1075 

Join CMSS in kicking off Black History Month! We'll highlight Black Student Entrepreneurs & have food from the one and only, The Bayou Kitchen! Noon to 2pm, in SSC 1075, across from CMSS SOGIE.

Engagement, Commitment & Legacy (Program by OSASG, AAAD & OIEE)

Feb. 8 | 6–8:30 p.m. | The Union Ballroom 

DEEP Impact Dialogue: Black History 

Feb. 14 | 7 p.m. | The Union Ballroom 


Black History Month Speaker Dr. Stephen Quaye

Feb. 22 | 7 p.m. | The Union, Warren 256

Join CMSS for the Black History Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stephen Quaye. Dr. Stephen John Quaye is Professor and Associate Dean for Excellence in Graduate and Postdoctoral Training in the Graduate School at The Ohio State University; Editor of The Journal of Higher Education; and Past President of ACPA: College Student Educators International. His work concentrates on engaging students in difficult dialogues about privilege, power, and oppression, and the strategies educators use to facilitate productive dialogues about these topics. His current work focuses on student and scholar activism, as well as the strategies Black educators and students use to heal from racial battle fatigue.

 Learn more about Dr. Quaye and his work.

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