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Happy Black History Month!

From: President
Sent: Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Happy Black History Month!

In 1926, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), held the first Negro History week.  The second week in February was selected because it coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.  The initial Negro History weeks were marked with local celebrations across the country.  During the 1960’sat the crest of the Civil Rights Movement, there was growing call to recognize the contributions of Blacks to American history. What started as a week, informally evolved into a month of such recognition. In 1970, students, faculty and administrators at Kent State University  designated February as Black History Month.  Six years later, President Ford would formally do so. 

College campuses have always been ahead of the curve and fertile ground for innovation, advocacy and change.  Kingsborough continues in that tradition. Thank you to the KCC Black History Month Committee for coordination the calendar of activities.


Claudia V. Schrader, Ed.D.