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Community Event - Black History Month

  • 02/01/2021
  • 02/28/2021

Celebrating Black History Month (February)

When Carter G. Woodson established Negro History week in 1926, he realized the importance of providing a theme to focus the attention of the public. The intention has never been to dictate or limit the exploration of the Black experience, but to bring to the public’s attention important developments that merit emphasis.

For those interested in the study of identity and ideology, an exploration of ASALH’s Black History themes is itself instructive. Over the years, the themes reflect changes in how people of African descent in the United States have viewed themselves, the influence of social movements on racial ideologies, and the aspirations of the black community.

The changes notwithstanding, the list reveals an overarching continuity in ASALH–our dedication to exploring historical issues of importance to people of African descent and race relations in America.

Week 1   2/1 - 2/7    History of Psychology of Black Folks in America
Week 2  2/8 - 2/14  History of HBCU/Fraternities and Sororities 
Week 3  2/15 - 2/21 History of ABPsi  
Week 4   2/22 - 2/28  Highlight Historical Black Psychologists 





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