Black History Month Old Dominion University celebrates the contributions of African descendants during the February Black History Month observance. Noted Black History author Carter G. Woodson established Negro History Week in 1926 to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. In 1976 this became known as Black History Month. The Office of Intercultural Relations along with student organizations and community groups host a variety of events that highlight Black culture, history and tradition. Past keynote addresses include Van Jones, CNN Contributor and President of Rebuild the Dream, and Ruby Bridges, historical icon and social justice advocate. Other Black History Month celebrations include an exhibit featuring a collection of historic documents detailing Virginia’s historic journey toward desegregation and musical performances chronicling major events in Black History.
Related Student Organizations
- Black Student Events Board
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
- 3D ( Driven, Determined, Destined)
- Success Without Limitations
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
- African Caribbean Association
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Black Student Alliance
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Ebony Impact Gospel Choir
- Minds About Progress
- National Pan-Hellenic Council
- National Society of Black Engineers and Scientists
- Omega Psi Phi, Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- JBHE Chronology of Major Landmarks in the Progress of African Americans in Higher Education
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
- NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
- Rainbow/PUSH Coalition
- National Urban League
- Men II Boys feature film
- “I Am Empowered” — The National Urban League
- Atumpan—The Talking Drums
- Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.
- Smithsonian Institute, Webb Internship Program
- Smithsonian Institute, Minority Internship Program
- American Chemical Society
- American Geological Institute Minority Participation Program (Scholarship)
- American Meteorological Society Scholarships
- Lucent Technologies Summer Research Program for Minorities and Women
- UNCF Special Programs Corporation
- Woodson Institute for Afro-American and African Studies (UVA)