To celebrate the history, contributions, and global impact of people of the African Diaspora
Black History Month was originally named Negro History Week by Dr. Carter G. Woodson. Dr. Woodson chose February because it marked the birthdays of two men who greatly influenced the Black American population, Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. The Black History Month program of events is produced by the Northeastern students, faculty, staff, and student groups of the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute.
* Funding and support provided by the division of Student Affairs, Cultural, Residential and spiritual Life, the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute and the Department of African American Studies.