Black History Month 2013
Celebrating Black History Month at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Carter G. Woodson realized the importance of providing a theme that would focus the attention of the public when he established Negro History week in 1926. TheAssociation for the Study of American Life and History (ASALIH) dedicates the 2013 Annual Black History Theme to celebrating the anniversary of two important African American turning points - the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington.
The Malcolm X Cultural Center of the Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success Center (CMASS) University of Massachusetts Amherst invites the campus community and general public to join us in celebrating Black History Month. This year’s events that are hosted by the Malcolm X Cultural Center with support from CMASS and the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies reflect both the ASALH theme for 2013, and the engagement of the Principles of Kwanzaa (celebrated on campus on December 5th 2012.)
UMASS celebrates Black History Month by organizing a calendar of events for the whole month of February featuring artists, performers, activists, workshops highlighting the honorable work that African American men and women have accomplished.