Black History Month 2022

It is our pleasure to commemorate the 52nd annual Black History Month. Black History Month exists to honor, celebrate, and recognize the indelible impact Black people, across the diaspora, have had on the world. It is our goal to center Black joy as an act of resistance and rest through a month-long programming and advocacy.

Black History Month started as “Negro History Week,” in 1926, conceived by Carter G. Woodson, an influential African American historian, educator, and scholar. In 1970 the first Black History Month was celebrated at Kent State University. Six years later, it became a month-long national observance as declared by President Gerald Ford.

We look forward to the exchange of knowledge, care, and joy this month as highlighted in our calendar of events seen below. For more information about how to get involved, please contact the Office of Intercultural Engagement at

To join the planning committee, use this form.

Use the hashtag #UNCGBlackHistory on social media to tag us in your posts.