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‘Black history is not a Black club. It's history.’

The University of Oregon's Black history reveals stories of strength, courage, and hope

Celebrate Their Lives

Dinosaurs dying at the Deccan Traps Volcano
When Dinosaurs Died

UO scientists are finding evidence for pulses of volcanic eruptions along mid-ocean ridges after a meteorite hit Earth 66 million years ago

Ignite the Story
Olympian Laurenne Ross holding skis
It's All Downhill for This Duck

After a serious knee injury less than a year ago, art student Laurenne Ross returns to the Olympics more experienced—and more caught up on her UO coursework

Follow Her Journey

Black History Month Events

Every February, Black History Month, or National African American History Month, we celebrate the achievements by Black Americans and recognize the central role of African Americans in the United States. Galas, workshops, lectures, films, banquets, and more are scheduled throughout campus and in the community to honor those accomplishments.

In a series of visual, audio, and narrative elements over the next several weeks, we will explore the history of Black students on campus, the progress that has occurred at the university, and the work still left to be done.

Feb21
Black History Month- Race and Labor: Building a...Feb 21
4:00 p.m.
Straub Hall
Feb22
Public Lecture: Dr. Walt Wolfram, producer of the...Feb 22
4:00 p.m.
Chiles
Feb22
The Sociolinguistic Significance of Dr. Martin...Feb 22
4:00 p.m.
Chiles
Feb22
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture...Feb 22
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Feb23
Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity...Feb 23
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Feb23
"Don’t Touch My Hair: Expressions of Identity...Feb 23
4:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Feb23
"Talking Black in America"Feb 23
4:30 p.m.
Straub Hall

All Black History Month Events »

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