Carter G. Woodson originally intended Black History Week as an educational medium to provide an opportunity for multiple aspects of black history and the black experience in America to reach wide audiences. Generations later, the recognition of a week grew to encompass a month, and this February will mark the 87th anniversary of Black History Month in the United States. To honor Woodson’s hope of preserving, presenting, and celebrating black life and achievement in the United States, the History Department and Africana Studies Department proudly present the 2013 Black History Month Conference and Lecture Series.
You are cordially invited to attend 28 days of events on and around the campus of the University of Cincinnati, and all events are free and open to the public. History, Health & Wellness, Culture, and Social Justice have been identified as the themes for the 2013 Black History Month Conference and Lecture Series, and each week of February will showcase one of the individual themes:
Welcoming Black History Month = February 1
Week I: History = February 2-8
Week II: Health & Wellness = February 9-15
Week III: Culture = February 16-22
Week IV: Social Justice = February 23-28
Roundtable discussions, Sunday church services, open classes, and keynote speakers are only a few of the exciting events planned for the month of February, and we want YOU to be a part of it! This conference and lecture series will be a collaborative effort between more than one dozen UC departments, programs, offices, and several off-campus allies to offer a comprehensive presentation of the intellectual, cultural, theoretical, and political contributions of African Americans to American history. So please join us during February 2013 at the University of Cincinnati…the intellectual home of Black History Month in Southwest Ohio.