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Black History Month opening ceremony

January 26, 2012

Colorado State joins the nation in embracing the story of African Americans in the American history narrative and in the ongoing narrative. Black History Month activities include an opening ceremony with a mayoral proclamation and live performances.

Wednesday, February 1
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Lory Student Center Commons

Please join us as we kick-off the Black History Month celebrations. We've invited a few performers to grace us with their presence. Fort Collins City Mayor Karen Weitkunat will be present and will make a proclamation.

Beginnings of Black History Month

In 1926 historian Carter G. Woodson originated Black History Week and chose the second week of February, the week in which Abraham Lincoln’s and Frederick Douglass’ birthdays occur.

Before Black History Month began in the U.S., many in mainstream academia had barely begun to explore black history. With very few exceptions, textbooks failed to explore the significant contributions to society made by African Americans. 

Activities inform, inspire

Activities during Black History Month at Colorado State inform, inspire, and enlighten us about the integral part black history plays in American history. Programs also highlight the accomplishments of CSU African American students, staff, faculty, and alumni.

To read more about the many great speakers and events being held in February in conjunction with Black History Month, see the University Event Calendar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the Black/African American Cultural Center at (970) 491-5781.

Contact: Sharmayne Syas
Phone: (970) 491-5781