Black History Month to Honor Contributions of African Diaspora

Northeastern University’s celebration of Black History Month will feature a range of educational events, including a panel discussion with African American executives, a conversation with an exonerated member of the Central Park Five, and Jeopardy!-style black history trivia.

The monthlong series, which is organized by the John D. O’Bryant African American Institute, will honor the rich his­tory, con­tri­bu­tions, and global impact of the African dias­pora.

Here’s a rundown of upcoming events:

Fortune 500 panel

A panel of local African American executives will examine “Black professionalism in corporate America” on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in the Cabral Center.

The panelists will share their stories and impart advice to students, with a particular focus on Black millennials interested in seeking careers at Fortune 500 firms.

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