In 1969, Negro History Week was expanded to Black History Month and was recognized by the federal government. Black History Month is a time for everyone to celebrate the amazing accomplishments of African American and Black leaders, innovators, educators, activists, etc. There are many different forms of celebration of Black History Month and here at San Diego State University, the Afrikan Student Union is celebrating Black History Month through a series of events dedicated to educating students about the history, raising Black consciousness, and community service.
The planning of these events is the work of all of the organizations under the umbrella of the Afrikan Student Union and the leadership of the Afrikan Student Excellence Council. The Afrikan Student Excellence Council is comprised of the Association of African Studies Majors and Minors, The Black Student Science Organization, National Society of Black Engineers, Student African American Brotherhood, National Pa-Hellenic Council, and the Black Graduate Student Association. Together, we have all put together a calendar of Black History Month events that also include events from UCSD Black Student Union and the San Diego Community. There are over 20 events listed for everyone to come out, learn, and fellowship!
The Calendar can be found at http://asuatsdsu.weebly.com/upcoming-events.html