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Celebrating Black History Month

Posted on February 2, 2022

Each February, the Drexel community, along with the rest of the U.S., observes Black History Month — recognizing the importance of Black history as a vital part of the American story. Following the tradition set in place by historian Carter G. Woodson in 1925, Black History Month not only pays tribute to the African Americans who faced adversity to achieve full citizenship in American society but also raises awareness of all the contributions that African Americans have made to our civilization. All community members are encouraged to learn more about Black History Month on their own as the University celebrates the achievements and triumphs of our Black community members here at Drexel and in the city of Philadelphia all month long.

This year's series of events honoring Black History Month will be hosted by various offices across campus, in collaboration with the Center for Black Culture (CBC). From month-long student activities to information sessions and hands-on workshops, there are plenty of ways to get involved in Black History Month at Drexel.

Some key events you should consider participating in are:

  • Black History Month Scavenger Hunt – Occurring from February 1 through 27
  • ECO Foundation Donation Drive – Accepting donations from February 1 through 28
  • Afro-House Virtual Dance Session – Thursday, February 10 from 1–2 p.m.
  • Virtual Black and Global Panel Discussion – Thursday, February 10 from 5:30–6:30 p.m.
  • BFPSA Black History Month Luncheon – Wednesday, February 23 from 12–1:30 p.m.

For more information on these events and many more, visit the Center for Black Culture's Events page. If you have any questions, please contact Additionally, we encourage all community members to learn more about Black history through such resources as the African American Museum in Philadelphia and National Museum of African American History and Culture.