Black History Month

Black History Month logoBlack 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.

President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”

Since then, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme.

February 20 Carlotta Walls Lanier (youngest of the Little Rock Nine)
6:00 p.m.
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See photos of the event here.
February 22 Trip to the Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
February 27 Overground Railroad with AAMI
A Time Travel Through Black History
9:00 p.m. – UALR Donaghey Student Center
INCLIMATE WEATHER/will be rescheduled Saakumu Dance Troupe
6:00 p.m.
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INCLIMATE WEATHER/will be rescheduled Comedian Erin Jackson
7:00 p.m.
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