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Black History Month 2019
Our Wings Still Fly:
The Beauty and the Burden of Blackness
Black History Month is a time when communities across the nation celebrate the of achievements by Black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Starting as “Negro History Week,” in 1926, Black History Month was conceived by Carter G. Woodson, an influential African American historian, educator and scholar. In 1976, it became a month-long national observance. February was selected as the official month to include the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln.

Traditionally, BHM focuses on experiences of Black people and leaders in the United States. However for NC State’s 2019 celebration, we want to create space to honor the legacies, histories and contributions of Black people across the Diaspora. From triumphs and hardships, collective resiliency and community interconnectedness, this year’s theme of “Our Wings Still Fly: the Beauty and the Burden of Blackness” symbolizes the social injustices faced by people of the Diaspora. Through an understanding of the burdens of Blackness we are able to celebrate and embrace the multiple dimensions of prosperity.
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Womxn's Herstory Month

Women's Center

Charlene Carruthers is Womxn’s HERstory Month Speaker

Charlene Carruthers, author of Unapologetic: A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Radical Movements will speak in March.

Statue of MLK

Institutional Equity and Diversity

What We Must Acknowledge During Black History Month

Read Vice Provost Sheri Schwab's statement on uncomfortable realities and taking purposeful action for meaningful change.

Ronda Bullock

GLBT Center

Award-Winning Queer Youth Leadership Summit Returns

The GLBT Center hosted the second annual Queer Youth Leadership Summit (QYLS) on Saturday, February 2, 2019.

Take Back the Night rally

Student Life and Well-Being

Building Healthy Relationship Practices in College

Part 2 of our series finds that many adult college students feel in the dark about what a healthy relationship actually looks like.

Accessible keyboard


What is the Annual Website Accessibility Challenge?

Take part in the annual Website Accessibility Challenge in celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day.

Exploring Data Science project

Institutional Equity and Diversity

NC State Diversity
Mini-Grants Awarded

The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity announces the 2018-2019 Diversity Mini-Grants recipients.

Celebrate Black History Month at NC State in February »
Tonight: The Politicization and Sexualization of Black Bodies Exhibit Opening »
Tonight: Shaun King to Speak at Humanities and Social Sciences Lecture Series »
When MLK and the KKK Met in Raleigh: Jason Miller on Feb. 14 »
Workshop: Project SAFE on Feb. 14 »
An African Diaspora’s Experience in Research, Teaching, and Community Engagement on Feb. 14 »
Lecture: The Impact of Religion on Cinema on Feb. 18 »
Workshop: Polyamory, Non-Monogamy, and Other Relationship Models on Feb. 19 »
New Resource: Tools for a Diverse Classroom (from Global Engagement) »
Sustainability Office Invites Campus to Submit Events for NC State’s Earth Month by Mar. 1 »
Global Film Series Returns for Spring Semester (from Global Engagement) »
NC State Steps Up to Help Students in Need (from NC State News) »
Rural and Urban Forum Comes to Raleigh (from NC State News) »
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