Black History Month

Monday, February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month, an annual observance and celebration of African American achievements and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans.

The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh is hosting a full month of activities (every day of the month) both on campus and in the community. The lead on the project is Dr. Alphonso Simpson, chair of the African American Studies Department at UWO. Check out one, some or all of the events. Most events are virtual. Take a look at the calendar, as well as a scannable image that allows you to access the links to attend.

You can also join the UW-Madison Division of Extension’s African American Employee Resource Group (AAERG) in celebrating Black History Month. Each Wednesday in February, they will host a lunch and learn with a guest speaker.

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