We celebrate the vast contributions of Black Americans to our country and recognize that Black history is American history and that Black culture, stories, and triumphs are at the core of who we are as a nation.
Celebrate and learn with pride in community
Events listed here are for the entire community, those specifically for students are viewable on SunDevilSync.
An observance rooted in history
Historian Carter G. Woodson launched Black History Week in 1926 to recognize the significant contributions of African Americans during the second week of February to coincide with the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Congress expanded it to a national observance fifty years later during the country's bicentennial celebration at which time then-President Gerald Ford urged the country to “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.