Pacific Marks Black History Month
Pacific University joins in celebrating Black History Month from Feb. 1 to March 1, 2021.
Created in 1926 by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History to honor the achievements of African Americans to American history, Black History Month was originally held the second week in February as Negro History week — the same week as the birthdays of President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. The event grew to a month-long celebration during the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Pacific University invites students, faculty, staff, alumni and the community, to participate in a month filled with thought-provoking discussions on race and equality, Oregon’s exclusionary practices, Black history in Forest Grove, and how to make real progress on the social justice front. Guest speakers include author Nicholas Buccola and historian Walidah Imarisha as well as Pacific University students, alumni, faculty and staff.
Pacific’s Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with other university partners and the Forest Grove Library, is proud to announce two online presentations with guest presenters.
Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 6:30 p.m. | The Fire is Upon Us
Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Why Aren’t There More Black People in Oregon
Check back frequently as events will be added!