Welcome to Black History Month 2016!

Talley Student Union view from elevator

Students walk on campus by the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc Hall

Black History Month 2016 at NC StateMulticultural Student Affairs is excited to publish the annual NC State Black History Month Calendar.

 “It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.”

-Maya Angelou

Join us in a month-long celebration of history and heritage of African Americans and the African Diaspora.  NC State’s 2016 Black History Month theme is “Honoring our Roots… Inspiring our Future.”

Our goal in publishing NC State’s Black History Month Calendar each year is to profile many of the programs and events that will be hosted throughout the month on NC State’s campus.  We hope that by profiling events that will be honoring the history of the African American experience, highlighting the contributions of those who have come before us and looking forward in optimism for those who will come after us,  we will increase awareness and inspire appreciation for the richness of Black culture. We invite each of you, all the members of the NC State community – faculty, staff and students of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities – to be actively engaged in the programs and events that will occur throughout February.

This year marks a special year in NC State’s history as it is the 25th Anniversary of the African American Cultural Center on our campus and the 60th anniversary of the enrollment of the first known black undergraduate students at NC State University in the fall of 1956.  Help us celebrate the progress and milestones of our university.  This year’s calendar consists of over 20 programs and events that are hosted by various colleges, departments, campus units and student organizations throughout the month of February. As we celebrate an important aspect of American history we invite you to participate in these events.

  • See the Black History Month 2016 Calendar.

Jennifer Brown is interim director of Multicultural Student Affairs.