Since 1976, Black History Month has been celebrated across the country during the month of February. At The University of New Mexico, it’s an opportunity to highlight and applaud the achievements of African Americans throughout the U.S. and right here at UNM.
Over the years, African American Student Services (AASS), along with UNM’s Africana Studies program, have hosted an array of workshops, programs and events on campus – and 2017 is no different.
“It is important for AASS to hold a variety of events every February in order to bring cultural awareness to the campus and to highlight the contributions of African Americans in this country,” said W. Scott Carreathers, director of AASS. “It is also important to provide our African American student population with events that celebrate their history.”
Carreathers says the hope is that all who attend the events in February come away with an understanding and recognition that African American history is an integral part of American history.
See a complete list of Black History Month events below.
Jan. 28, 11 a.m. – 32nd Annual Black History Month Kick-Off Brunch featuring Dr. Carol Anderson, professor of African American Studies at Emory University. Sponsored by UNM’s Africana Studies program and African American Student Services.
For more information on any of the events listed, contact AASS at 505.277.5645.