What began as “Negro History Week,” sponsored by African-American historian Dr. Carter G. Woodson and others in 1926, evolved over the years into Black History Month.
It is a national time to honor the triumphs, achievements, and struggles of African-Americans throughout the history of the United States. President Gerald R. Ford officially recognized Black History Month in 1976, calling upon the public to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
Parkland College is proud to continue this honored tradition and we invite you to join us in celebrating Black History Month 2016. We have assembled an impressive array of events and activities that we hope you will take the time to attend and experience.
See a calendar of events HERE.