Black History Month 2012
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 a result of a black history month committee consisting of faculty and staff, various student groups, and the John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute staff.
To create an environment on Northeastern’s campus which promotes consciousness and societal value of individuals of the African Diaspora, by providing opportunities to all members of the campus community by making connections, inspiring, educating, and celebrating the richness of Black History.