Queens College honors the contributions of African descendants during the February Black History Month observance. In 1926, Dr. Carter G. Woodson--historian, author and scholar established Negro History Week to celebrate the achievements of African Americans. Negro History Week evolved into Black History Month.
Queens College hosts a variety of events that highlight Black culture, history and tradition. These events include film screenings, panel discussions, performances, lectures and guest speakers. This year our theme is "Sankofa: Celebrating the Past, Building a Boundless Future." Sankofa, is the Akan word meaning "We must go back and reclaim our past in order to move forward." As we face an uncertain future, Queens College understands the importance of reflecting on the past. Please join us in our ongoing dialogue on race, education and empowerment as part of one of our key strategic initiatives to nurture campus diversity. All events are free and all are welcome.