Liz Tabak, director of Diversity and Inclusion
While we have celebrated Black History Month nationally since 1976, the idea of unified recognition of African Americans and Black excellence is almost 100 years old. 98 years ago, Carter G. Woodson proposed a weeklong observation to highlight the vast and varied contributions of African Americans to the country and Central proudly continues this legacy. UCO’s theme for Black History Month 2023 is “Lift Every Voice” and the entire campus community is welcome to celebrate at the following events in February:
Wednesday, February 1: Black History Month Kickoff
Week of February 12: NAACP Founders Week Events
Wednesday, February 15: Enterprise MLK Oratory Finals
Tuesday, February 28: Lift Every Voice and Sing
Please see upcoming Centralities for more event information including time and location; for more information, please contact Chris Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org.