Celebrating Black History Month at Central

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 chendricks4@uco.edu.